The Family Life of the Enslaved | National Humanities Center

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The Family Life of the Enslaved

Author: Schramm, Richard R. (NHC Vice President for Education Programs, 1984–2016)

Advisor: Williams, Heather Andrea (NHC Fellow, 2007–08)

The slave family did all the things families normally do, but the fact that other human beings owned its members made it vulnerable to unique constrictions, disruptions, frustrations, and pain.

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History / Education Studies / American South / American History / Enslaved Persons / Families / Slave Narratives /