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Mighty Rough Times I Tell You : Personal Accounts of Slavery in Tennessee
by Andrea Sutcliffe


Overview - Tennessee was not a large slaveholding state compared with others in the South. Most Tennesseans were not even slaveholders—fewer than one family in five owned slaves in 1860. Despite this fact, though, most whites looked upon blacks as inferior.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Tennessee was not a large slaveholding state compared with others in the South. Most Tennesseans were not even slaveholders—fewer than one family in five owned slaves in 1860. Despite this fact, though, most whites looked upon blacks as inferior. The lives of free blacks were thus not very different from those of slaves.Besides providing a highly personal look at the American tragedy that was slavery, many of the thirty-six interviews with former slaves in Mighty Rough Times, I Tell You also recount important events in Tennessee history. Included within the pages are the stories of the Battle of Nashville and the Confederate massacre of black Union soldiers at Fort Pillow. Some interviewees describe being put on the block on Nashville’s slave-trading yards, watching Union soldiers march through town, seeing the construction of the state’s capitol, and attending some of the first classes at Fisk University.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780895872265
  • ISBN-10: 0895872269
  • Publisher: John F. Blair, Publisher
  • Publish Date: October 2000
  • Page Count: 189
  • Dimensions: 7.43 x 4.9 x 0.61 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.47 pounds

Series: Real Voices

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