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America's Problems With Slave Narratives
"Guilt, denial, shame, anger, and fear are just a few of the emotions that permeate discussions of the topic," whether it's treated in histories or works of fiction. "Then there is history's cruel irony ... the vast majority [of slaves] could neither read nor write. ... The voices that we would most like to hear - the voices that we most need to hear - are [largely] silent."
The New Yorker 10/23/13
Posted October 25, 2013 12:52 AM
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