Includes complete slave narratives by Wallace Turnage and John Washington with historical contexts and details added by David Blight, who is director of Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition and the Sterling Professor of History.
Wallace Turnage (1846-1916), born in Snow Hill, was a teenage field hand on an Alabama plantation. He spent his adult life in New York City and Jersey City, NJ.
John Washington (1838-1918), born in Frederiksburg, Va, worked as a house and sign painter in Washington DC after his escape. He retired to Cohasset, Mass.
This is a lightly used book, in very good condition.