For More Than 100 Years, Historians Doubted the Autobiographies of Slaves
Henry Louis Gates joins the Academy to discuss slave narratives—what they’ve taught us and why scholars used to ignore them.
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For More Than 100 Years, Historians Doubted the Autobiographies of Slaves Henry Louis Gates joins the Academy to discuss slave narratives—what they’ve taught us and why scholars used to ignore them.
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