I Belong to South Carolina: South Carolina Slave Narratives

I Belong to South Carolina: South Carolina Slave Narratives

I Belong to South Carolina: South Carolina Slave Narratives

I Belong to South Carolina: South Carolina Slave Narratives

Synopsis

This title includes rare firsthand accounts of slavery from across the Palmetto State collected together for the first time. Out of the hundreds of published slave narratives, only a handful exist specific to South Carolina, and most of these are not readily available to modern readers. Edited by Susanna Ashton, this collection restores to print seven slave narratives documenting the lived realities of slavery as it existed across the Palmetto State's upcountry, midlands, and lowcountry, from plantation culture to urban servitude. First published between the late eighteenth century and the dawn of the twentieth, these richly detailed firsthand accounts present a representative cross section of slave experiences, from religious awakenings and artisan apprenticeships to sexual exploitations and harrowing escapes.
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