The Resource American Slavery As It Is : Selections from the Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses, (ebook)

American Slavery As It Is : Selections from the Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses, (ebook)

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American Slavery As It Is : Selections from the Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses
Title
American Slavery As It Is
Title remainder
Selections from the Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses
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Language
eng
Summary
The stories of hundreds of African-Americans who lived in bondage are preserved in this powerful 1839 chronicle. Compiled by a prominent abolitionist, the accounts include personal narratives from freed slaves as well as testimonials from active and former slave owners, presenting a condemnation of slavery from both those who experienced it and those who perpetuated it. Detailing the overall conditions of slaves across multiple states and several years, the book includes information on their diet, clothing, housing, and working hours as well as their punishments and suffering. Connecticut farmer-turned-abolitionist Theodore Dwight Weld (1803-1895) was a central leader of the American Anti-Slavery Society and traveled the country lecturing against slavery. Weld took great pains to document the trustworthiness of contributors to American Slavery so that there could be no doubt as to its authenticity. A major influence on Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, the book sold 100,000 copies in its first year of publication and remains a valuable historical testament. This edited selection presents these powerful first-person accounts to a new generation
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Midwest
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Weld, Theodore Dwight
Dewey number
326
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Dover Thrift Editions
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  • Slaves
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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American Slavery As It Is : Selections from the Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses, (ebook)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486825908
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
Publisher number
MWT11992976
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remote
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11992976
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MWT11992976
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
American Slavery As It Is : Selections from the Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486825908
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11992976
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11992976
System control number
MWT11992976
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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