Slave Songs of the United States (Paperback)

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Originally published in 1867, this book is a collection of songs of African-American slaves. A few of the songs were written after the emancipation, but all were inspired by slavery. The wild, sad songs capture the feelings of their creators perfectly; of crushed hopes, keen sorrow and a dull daily misery, which covered them as hopelessly as the fog from the rice swamps. On the other hand the words breathe a trusting faith in the life after to which their eyes seem constantly turned.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781406795882
ISBN-10: 1406795887
Publisher: Hesperides Press
Publication Date: August 15th, 2006
Pages: 168
Language: English