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The WPA Oklahoma slave narratives

edited by T. Lindsay Baker and Julie P. Baker
Books/Monographs
English
Norman, Oklahoma : University of Oklahoma Press, c1996
xvi, 543 p. : ill.; ports.
0806127929

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The authors have edited and compiled surviving papers from Oklahoma Federal Writers' Project in 1930's to locate and interview elderly Oklahomans who had lived as slaves. Includes all of known Oklahoma slave interviews from Library of Congress in Washington D.C. and the Oklahoma Historical Society in Oklahoma City. Twenty-eight of the 130 subjects interviewed were slaves owned by American Indians who lived in what is now Oklahoma. The remaining 102 narratives are from people who were slaves in other states and who later moved to Oklahoma.

Bibliography: p. 507-518.

Includes index.

For an overview of the WPA Oklahoma Slave Narrative Project, see Monroe Billington, "Black Slavery in Indian Territory: The Ex-Slave Narratives," in The Chronicles of Oklahoma v. 60 (Spring 1982), p. 56-65.

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