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Far More Terrible for Women: Personal Accounts of Women in Slavery (Real Voices, Real History) Paperback – October 1, 2006

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Patrick Minges worked for 17 years for Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. He currently teaches social studies to gifted high-school students at Davidson Early College in Lexington, N.C. He lives in Salisbury, N.C.
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Product Details

  • Series: Real Voices, Real History
  • Paperback: 219 pages
  • Publisher: John F Blair Pub (October 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0895873230
  • ISBN-13: 978-0895873231
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #149,925 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is such a sad story. I can't imagine having a girl child & knowing the kind of life she will be subjected to. And it was no better for boy babies. I'm sure that if the women knew how not to get pregnant, they would not have gotten that way. It just seems like there was no win situation for either the Mother or child. How sad. I will never understand how, when the *Master* would get one of the slaves pregnant, then he would actually sometimes sell or beat his own flesh & blood. How could he do this? My heart aches even after all these years with what the slaves had to put up with. Having your children or spouse or other members if your family sold, never to see them again; watch your wife being raped right in front of you; or seeing your daughter raped; and just seeing your lived ones horribly abused & not being able to do anything about it. I wonder why there wasn't sucides back then. But maybe their religion beliefs thought that was a sin. It't a testament to their morality that they held their religion in such high regard. All in all, such a terrible era in our history.
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hardest book I've ever read. I was actually glad the elderly ladies could not remember more, what they did remember is the meanest, most hateful, depressive material I've ever read. I wish more people would take the time to read this valuable history and learn.
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What can I say this book started out explaining the hardship of slavery like history of those who still remember to share.
Well it turn out so horrible,at least for me it will make you so sad it will make you cry,and even if you don't believe in heaven if you could walk in those slaves path I betcha you would become a believer for a better world,so far away from the madness they endure.
It so much better to B born Free.🌎
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The stories of what women and men went through as slaves will break your heart. Putting yourself in their shoes and lives allows the reader to step back in time and feel the pain of losing your children, your dignity and your life. So many various stories...well worth the read!
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I think it is vastly important that book such as this are available. This is a history that should never be forgotten or repeated.

I found the book quite interesting and informative and felt I learned a great deal that I did not previously know about this era. It gives an inside look at what slavery was like, as told my women who endured it and lived to see freedom.
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Incredible that the majority of these former slaves displayed no malice toward those responsible (the country, and its' people) for their years of bondage. It bespeaks of a generosity of spirit that few would be able to show under lesser circumstances.Worth reading.
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I was expecting more of a story format but the format is more like a conversation between the interviewer and the women. A lot of them are the women themselves telling their story with a little prodding from the interviewer. It was interesting and I was glad I purchased it.
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The interviews were well written. Interesting accounts and personal stories about what women in slavery endured, their lives and their memories.
A good read for anyone who would like to know more about these women's lives.
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