Ch. 1 The Slave Narratives: Volume XIV
a. South Carolina, Part 1
b. South Carolina, Part 2
c. South Carolina, Part 3
d. South Carolina, Part 4
About the Author
Many Americans believe that coming of the blue soldiers of the North, emissaries of emancipation, was a joyful event for African Americans. Nothing could be further from the truth.
How do we know this? Because we have their recorded accounts.
The material gathered by Paul C. Graham makes this clear. Of late, Americans have had a taste for history by theory: the War Between the States was “about,” slavery. A better understanding comes from seeing what the people who were there have to say about it. Such an approach to history as human experience can be both informative and enlightening.
This book is the first in a series of first-hand accounts of the invasion of the South.