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On Jordan's Stormy Banks : Personal Accounts of Slavery in Georgia
by Andrew Waters




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This collection presents the personal narratives of 28 former Georgia slaves. The history of slavery in Georgia is tied to the history of cotton, the state’s most important crop in the antebellum period. As cotton farms became larger and larger, the state’s demand for slaves increased. The plantation system quickly found a hone in Georgia. In 1800, there were 59,406 slaves in the entire state. By 1860, that number had grown to 462,198. “I believe there is much wealth in the narratives. The words light fire, gaining a sense of excitement and urgency, when the former slaves strike upon an important story to tell or are compelled to impart a hard-earned bit of wisdom,” explains editor Andrew Waters in his introduction.

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Overview

This collection presents the personal narratives of 28 former Georgia slaves. The history of slavery in Georgia is tied to the history of cotton, the state’s most important crop in the antebellum period. As cotton farms became larger and larger, the state’s demand for slaves increased. The plantation system quickly found a hone in Georgia. In 1800, there were 59,406 slaves in the entire state. By 1860, that number had grown to 462,198. “I believe there is much wealth in the narratives. The words light fire, gaining a sense of excitement and urgency, when the former slaves strike upon an important story to tell or are compelled to impart a hard-earned bit of wisdom,” explains editor Andrew Waters in his introduction.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780895872289
  • ISBN-10: 0895872285
  • Publisher: Blair - Blair
  • Publish Date: January 2000
  • Page Count: 196
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds

Series: Real Voices

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