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The WPA Slave Narratives

The WPA Slave Narratives

by T. Lindsey Baker and Julie Philips Baker; SB; 544 pages
The interviews were made in the late 1930s in Oklahoma. Although many African Americans had relocated there after emancipation in 1865, some interviewees had been slaves of Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, or Creeks in the Indian Territory. Their narratives constitute important primary sources on the foodways, agricultural practices, and home life of Oklahoma Indians.
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