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Slave Songs of the United States

William Francis Allen, Charles Pickard Ware, and Lucy McKim Garrison

Abstract

First published in 1867, this book represents the work of its three editors, all of whom collected and annotated these songs while working in the Sea Islands of South Carolina during the Civil War, and also of other collectors who transcribed songs sung by former slaves in other parts of the country. The transcriptions are preceded by an introduction written by the chief editor of the collection, who provides his own explanation of the origin of the songs and the circumstances under which they were sung. One critic has noted that, like the editors' introductions to slave narratives, this intro ... More

Keywords: Sea Islands, slavery, South Carolina, Civil War, slave narratives, slave expressions, white authority

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807869499
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869505_allen

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Francis Allen, editor

Charles Pickard Ware, editor

Lucy McKim Garrison, editor

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[Page xlv] Slave Songs of the United States.

William Francis Allen, Charles Pickard Ware, and Lucy McKim Garrison

[Page 63] II. Northern Seaboard Slave States: Including Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina.

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[Page 81] III. Inland Slave States: Including Tennessee, Arkansas, and the Mississippi River

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Page 93] Slave Songs of the United States. IV.

William Francis Allen, Charles Pickard Ware, and Lucy McKim Garrison