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Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves

Georgia Narratives, Part 3

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Author: Work Projects Administration (W.P.A.)
Published: 1941
Language: English
Wordcount: 90,051 / 242 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.2
LoC Categories: , CT
Downloads: 996
Added to site: 2006.06.02
mnybks.net#: 13663
Origin: gutenberg.org
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de same cabins, dey kin do it, effen dey promise him ter be good niggers en mine him lak dey allus done."

"Most all de niggers stayed wid Marse Billie, 'ceppen two er thee brash, good fer nuthin's."

Standing there in the cemetery, as I listened to old Emmaline tell of the old days, I could see cotton being loaded on freight cars at the depot. I asked Emmaline to tell what she could remember of the days whan we had no railroad to haul the cotton to market.

"Well," she said, "Fore dis hyar railroad wuz made, dey hauled de cotton ter de Pint (She meant Union Point) en sold it dar. De Pint's jes' 'bout twelve miles fum hyar. Fo' day had er railroad thu de Pint, Marse Billie used ter haul his cotton clear down ter Jools ter sell it. My manny say dat long fo' de War he used ter wait twel all de cotton wuz picked in de fall, en den he would have it all loaded on his waggins. Not long fo' sundown he wud start de waggins off, wid yo' unker Anderson bossin' 'em, on de all night long ride towards J

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