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

Texas Narratives, Part 2

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Author: Work Projects Administration (W.P.A.)
Published: 1941
Language: English
Wordcount: 86,299 / 228 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.5
LoC Categories: , CT
Downloads: 718
Added to site: 2010.01.15
mnybks.net#: 26327
Origin: gutenberg.org

TYPEWRITTEN RECORDS PREPARED BYTHE FEDERAL WRITERS' PROJECT1936-1938ASSEMBLED BYTHE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PROJECTWORK PROJECTS ADMINISTRATIONFOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIASPONSORED BY THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

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bed and raised up the cover and crawled in and I hollers so loud it wakes everybody. I tell 'em I seed a ghost and they say I crazy, but I guess I knows a hant when I sees one. Minerva there can tell you 'bout that haunted house we lived in near Marshall jus' after we's married." (Minerva says, 'Deed, I can,' and here is her story:)

"The nex' year after Anderson and me marries we moves to a place that had 'longed to white folks and the man was real mean and choked his wife to death and he lef' the country and we moved in. We heered peculiar noises by night and the niggers 'round there done told us it was hanted but I didn't 'lieve 'em, but I do now. One night we seed the woman what died come all 'round with a light in the hand and the neighbors said that candle light the house all over and it look like it on fire. She come ev'ry night and we left our crop and moved 'way from there and ain't gone back yit to gather that crop. 'Fore we moved in that place been empty since the woman die, 'cause nobody liv

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