What are some accounts of black slavery in America?
April 25, 2011 7:44 AM Subscribe
What are some good recent fictional and non-fictional accounts of African-American slavery in pre-Civil War America?
posted by Potomac Avenue to Society & Culture (14 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
After watching PBS's "Slavery and the Making of America" documentary, I would like to know more about the specifics of what it was like for individual black slaves.
Specifically interested in fictional or novelized historical accounts or documentary accounts of individuals rather than comprehensive histories of slavery. Not interested in original slave narratives or older accounts at the moment (say, only stuff post-1970.).
Also I'm particularly interested in stories about runaway slaves, the underground railroad and the time period after the fugitive slave act. Accuracy is somewhat important, but even unrealistic adventure stories will be appreciated.
Books, movies, TV shows, comics, whatever.
(I have seen Roots already too).