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

Tennessee Narratives

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Author: Work Projects Administration (W.P.A.)
Published: 1941
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,903 / 68 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 91
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Downloads: 1,307
Added to site: 2006.11.28
mnybks.net#: 15402
Origin: gutenberg.org
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come to them, they come to us. And they brought the bunch of switches with them."

"They didn't half feed us either. They fed the animals better. They gives the mules, ruffage and such, to chaw on all night. But they didn't give us nothing to chaw on. Learned us to steal, that's what they done. Why we would take anything we could lay our hands on, when we was hungry. Then they'd whip us for lieing when we say we dont know nothing about it. But it was easier to stand, when the stomach was full."

"Now my father, he was a fighter. He was mean as a bear. He was so bad to fight and so troublesome he was sold four times to my knowing and maybe a heap more times. That's how come my name is Falls, even if some does call me Robert Goforth. Niggers would change to the name of their new marster, every time they was sold. And my father had a lot of names, but kep the one of his marster when he got a good home. That man was Harry Falls. He said he'd been trying to buy father for a long time, because he was th

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