Slave Songs of the United States ePub (Adobe DRM) download by William Francis Allen

Slave Songs of the United States

Hesperides Press
Publication date: July 2012
ISBN: 9781447486435
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

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Originally published in 1867, this book is a collection of songs of African-American slaves. A few of the songs were written after the emancipation, but all were inspired by slavery. The wild, sad songs capture the feelings of their creators perfectly; of crushed hopes, keen sorrow and a dull daily misery, which covered them as hopelessly as the fog from the rice swamps. On the other hand the words breathe a trusting faith in the life after to which their eyes seem constantly turned
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