American Slavery contains the collection of over 2,000 interviews conducted in seventeen states between 1936 and 1938 under the Federal Writers' Project of the Work Progress Administration, as published in 1972 in The American slave: a composite autobiography, edited by George P. Rawick. The site contains links to the narratives and Rawick's analysis of the collection, From sundown to sunup: the making of the Black community. Each entry links to an Adobe PDF version of the narrative as contained in the Rawick print collection, including any handwritten editorial comments made at the time.
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