The contents of this book are from the Federal Writers’ Project Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves.

Included are two narratives of former slaves, Amy Chapman and George Young, as well as the guidelines and interview questions provided by the Federal Writers’ Project to assist their staff with the interview process. The text in this book represents the only formal attempt to collect the stories of enslaved African Americans.

In the process of researching this book, I discovered that there were parts of the original transcript of Amy Chapman’s interview excluded from the official Federal Writers’ Project document. These excerpts are included in this book.

Flatback case binding, 48 pages. Letterpress printed on Frankfurt paper, with handpainted cover, endsheet and inset papers. 4.5 ” x 6.5″. Edition of 45. 2008.

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Lafayette College, Special Collections
Occidental College, Special Collections
San Jose State University, King Library, Special Collections
Scripps College, Denison Library, Special Collections
Stanford University, Green Library Special Collections
Texas Tech University, Southwest Collections
UC, Santa Barbara Davidson Library
UC, Santa Cruz, Special Collections
University of Washington Library, special collections
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Special Collections
Wesleyan University, Olin Library, Special Collections