Long past slavery representing race in the federal writers project catherine a stewart on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers from 1936 to 1939 the new deals federal writers project collected life stories from more than 2 300 former african american slaves. From 1936 to 1939 the new deals federal writers project collected life stories from more than 2300 former african american slaves these narratives are now widely used as a source to understand the lived experience of those who made the transition from slavery to freedom. I was delighted to receive dr david g coxs insightful and substantive review of my book long past slavery representing race in the federal writers project i would like to thank dr cox deputy editor danny millum and the editorial board of reviews in history for providing such a thorough and prompt review. Long past slavery representing race in the federal writers project university of north carolina press 2016 choice outstanding academic title of 2016 richard and norma small distinguished professor cornell college 2015 17 campbell mcconnell research grant cornell college 2013 14 sabbatical grant cornell college 2012 13. Historians have long been fascinated with the ex slave narratives collected by the new deal federal writers project scholars of race have grappled with the accuracy of the interviews which were often conducted and revised by local whites
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