Don't you just love it when they tell you precisely what was in the mind of a slave over 150 years ago because THEY know and you don't? Who purport to tell us what slaves THOUGHT and what they FELT? Who presume that their own extremely un-slave like mind and life experience somehow uniquely qualifies them to teach us what enslavement was like? What actual thoughts transpired in the slave's mind?
Oh yes, these folks really know all about slave life....
Tote that i-Pad, gentlemen. Lift that Smartphone.
Preposterous and hilarious, in equal measure. And I thoroughly reject it.
There's a reason why these folks minimize the slave narratives. Heaven forbid you go to the source instead of to these academics for information about slaves.
If you want to know what slaves thought and felt, read what THEY said: Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938