Slave songs of the United States
    (2013)

    Non-Fiction

    eBook

    Provider: hoopla

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PUBLISHED
[United States] : Hesperides Press : Made available through hoopla, 2013
DESCRIPTION
1 online resource
ISBN/ISSN
9781447486435 (electronic bk.), 1447486439 (electronic bk.)
LANGUAGE
English
NOTES

Originally published in 1867, this book is a collection of songs of African-American slaves. A few of the songs were written after the emancipation, but all were inspired by slavery. The wild, sad songs capture the feelings of their creators perfectly; of crushed hopes, keen sorrow and a dull daily misery, which covered them as hopelessly as the fog from the rice swamps. On the other hand the words breathe a trusting faith in the life after to which their eyes seem constantly turned

Mode of access: World Wide Web

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