Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Slave Songs of the United States

As part of our unit on slavery in America, we were each asked to find information about slave songs and post a link on our blogs. I found an electronic copy of the book Slave Songs of the United States, published in 1867. The book is a compilation of over 100 songs, complete with sheet music, sung by slaves in the 1800s. Slave Songs of the United States is the earliest book surviving today that records slaves songs from America. The electronic copy is hosted by the website "Documenting the American South."

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