Growing Up in Slavery: Stories of Young Slaves as Told By Themselves

Growing Up in Slavery: Stories of Young Slaves as Told By ThemselvesTen Slaves All Under The Age Of Tell Stories Of Enslavement, Brutality, And Dreams Of Freedom In This Collection Culled From Full Length Autobiographies These Accounts, Selected To Help Teenagers Relate To The Horrific Experiences Of Slaves Their Own Age Living In The Not So Distant Past, Include Stories Of Young Slaves Torn From Their Mothers And Families, Suffering F This book was awesome It is my kind of book mainly because I so enjoy learning of my history and the history of my people I did learn alot and am very pleased that all of these folk were able to get out of the situation of slavery We know that many were not as fortunate and died living and knowing the slave life only So many of the stories impacted me but I guess the one I remember most was the one of the slave girl where here master continue to rape and exploit her She could do nothing of This book was awesome It is my kind of book mainly because I so enjoy learning of my history and the history of my people I did learn alot and am very pleased that all of these folk were able to get out of the situation of slavery We know that many were not as fortunate and died living and knowing the slave life only So many of the stories impacted me but I guess the one I remember most was the one of the slave girl where here master continue to rape and exploit her She could do nothing of this situation and he wanted to build her a house I would assume so he could have her whenever he wanted and the nerve of her mistress to become jealous and terrorize herHorrible Wonderful book This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book was a great book to for all African American origins to learn a bitabout the struggle for them and hard it was The is pretty dark and cruel but it taught of how great great great great grandparents had to live The book will make you feel down and know how mean the white men where to the blacks Spoiler alert Some of the later stories showed how the African made the best of what they had and gained and help each other out I really do feel for the live that where lost just for t This book was a great book to for all African American origins to learn a bitabout the struggle for them and hard it was The is pretty dark and cruel but it taught of how great great great great grandparents had to live The book will make you feel down and know how mean the white men where to the blacks Spoiler alert Some of the later stories showed how the African made the best of what they had and gained and help each other out I really do feel for the live that where lost just for the expantion of america Ten slaves all under the age of 19 tell stories of enslavement, brutality, and dreams of freedom in this collection culled from full length autobiographies These accounts, selected to help teenagers relate to the horrific experiences of slaves their own age living in the not so distant past, include stories of young slaves torn from their mothers and families, suffering from starvation, and being whipped and tortured But these are not all tales of deprivation and violence teenagers will relat Ten slaves all under the age of 19 tell stories of enslavement, brutality, and dreams of freedom in this collection culled from full length autobiographies These accounts, selected to help teenagers relate to the horrific experiences of slaves their own age living in the not so distant past, include stories of young slaves torn from their mothers and families, suffering from starvation, and being whipped and tortured But these are not all tales of deprivation and violence teenagers will relate to accounts of slaves challenging authority, playing games, telling jokes, and falling in love These stories cover the range of the slave experience, from the passage in slave ships across the Atlantic and daily life as a slave both on large plantations and in small city dwellings to escaping slavery and fighting in the Civil War The writings of Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, Harriet Jacobs, Elizabeth Keckley, and other lesser known slaves are included.Reveals what it was like to come of age under such cruel conditions Stirring This book contains excerpts from 10 slave narratives written by former slaves between the 1780s and 1904 The focus is on the authors time as children and teens and the stories are, of course, horrific I d never read any slave narratives before Frederick Douglass was the only one of the 10 authors I was familiar with and this makes me want to readand to learnabout slave narratives in general and how their focus and goals changed drastically over different periods of histor This book contains excerpts from 10 slave narratives written by former slaves between the 1780s and 1904 The focus is on the authors time as children and teens and the stories are, of course, horrific I d never read any slave narratives before Frederick Douglass was the only one of the 10 authors I was familiar with and this makes me want to readand to learnabout slave narratives in general and how their focus and goals changed drastically over different periods of history The editor s notes in this volume were a little weird creepy, kinda trying to play into a narrative of U.S redemption at times, but I did appreciate this opportunity to read primary sources Amazing read of fragments from some of the most representative slave narratives published It was such a great read that the fragments presented in the book compelled me to find the original slave narratives and read the full versions If you re looking for a good view on slavery this is definitely a great start and a good source for further reading. This should be required reading Growing up in the South, we actually read a lot of first hand accounts of slavery and I was always aware of how awful it was I just never cease to be disgusted by the treatment of the people in this book. A collection of true slave narratives Not a novel but individual personal vignettes of slave life Some brutal, some poignant ALL very sad. Heart wrenching A very difficult read. Growing Up In SlaveryStories of young slaves as told by themselves, edited by Yuyal Taylor So we ve always had a good idea of what slavery was like but we don t truly understand until they are told to us by slaves themselves and this is what this book does This book shares all the stories of how slaves were truly treated, their lifestyle, how cruel and inhumane people were, it truly touched my heart and made me wonder how a person could treat someone so cruelly I really liked the book because Growing Up In SlaveryStories of young slaves as told by themselves, edited by Yuyal Taylor So we ve always had a good idea of what slavery was like but we don t truly understand until they are told to us by slaves themselves and this is what this book does This book shares all the stories of how slaves were truly treated, their lifestyle, how cruel and inhumane people were, it truly touched my heart and made me wonder how a person could treat someone so cruelly I really liked the book because it has very vivid and descriptive details told by people who were actually slaves themselves These slaves overcame tremendous obstacles to learn to read and write.I think people who are interested in the cruel and disastrous things that happened in the past would really enjoy this book because this was one of the times that was cruel and disastrous I rate this book 5 stars It was so great I purchased this for my 7th grade US History class This collection of primary source materials is an indispensible resource for teaching about slavery Students learn about other young people like themselves who endured great hardship as a domestic or field slaves Both genders are represented IF you are not interested in reading the longer story, Frederick Douglass story is told through 36 pages of exerpts.