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It was sad and deeply real. E And Oral History Itself and oral history itself some former Arkansas slaves were interviewed in Texas was sad and deeply real. E and oral history itself But some former Arkansas slaves were interviewed in Texas and other states so their narratives were published in those other collections And than half of the testimonies in the Arkansas volume were interviews with people who had moved to Arkansas after freedom Folklorist George Lankford combed all of the state to Arkansas after freedom Folklorist George Lankford combed all of the state for the testimonies properly belonging to Arkansas and deleted from this state's collection the testimony of later migrant. This book is a moving account of slavery mancipa. The first dition of Bearing Witness brought Together For The First Time 176 Slave Narratives From The for the first time 176 slave narratives from the of Arkansas Now this new dition adds ten previously undiscovered accounts No one knew the truths of slavery better than the slaves themselves but no one consulted them until the 1930s Then recognizing that this generation of uniue witnesses would soon be Lost To History The Works Progress Administration's Federal Writers' Project to history the Works Progress Administration's Federal Writers' Project to interview as many former slave. .
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"As Possible In A Continuation "possible In a continuation the project's interest in the life histories of Ordinary People Writers Interviewed people writers interviewed two thousand former slaves than a third of them in Arkansas These oral histories were first published in the 1970s in a thirty nine volume series organized by state and they transformed America's understanding of slavery They have offered crucial vidence on a variety of other topics as well the Civil War Reconstruction agricultural practices veryday lif.