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THE SLAVES' WAR The Civil War in the Words of Former Slaves

by | Read by Richard Allen

History • 14 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

Claiming that his book is distinct from the thousands of previous books about the Civil War, Andrew Ward focuses on the civilian experiences of slaves during this period. Narrator Richard Allen turns those memories, told in the uneducated Negro slang of the period, into a masterpiece of credibility. Allen does the accent and mispronunciations so well that one can believe he has become those downtrodden people of the American South. The stories vary from the most gruesome—burying body parts after bloody battles—to the most heartening—reuniting families torn asunder by the sale of unlucky members. Allen's voices tell of all aspects of slaves’ daily lives during the war: meager food, childbirth, loyalty and disloyalty to masters, fear of the Yankees, and the witnessing of terrible atrocities. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2008]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 9781400106141 $39.99 • Eleven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781400156146 $29.99 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 9781400136148 $79.99 • Eleven CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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