American Slavery

Join Ray Suarez for a look back at American Slavery. Guests will discuss the horror of the middle passage; plantation life and its ensuing cultural legacy, and laws that kept many African-Americans in bondage. True life stories on the next Talk of the Nation from NPR news. Guests: Rosemarie Robotham Editor, Spirits of the Passage: The Transatlantic Slave Trade in the Seventeenth Century (Simon and Shuster 1997) Donna Wyant Howell Editor, I Was A Slave: True Life Stories told by former American Slaves in the 1930's (American Legacy Books 1995) Gary Collison Author Shadrach Minkins: From Fugitive Slave to Citizen (Harvard University Press 1997) Listeners call in

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