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Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/64628Abigail Mott was a Quaker and abolitionist from New York who, along with fellow Quaker Mary Sutton Wood, has compiled a provocative collection of stories of “Colored Americans.” They range from well-known figures, such as Phillis Wheatley and Sojourner Truth, to common men and women who give poignant insights of their life. Selections consist of short anecdotes, essays, stories, letters and poetry. Many have strong religious and spiritual themes. (Summary by Larry Wilson)
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Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Essays & Short Works; *Non-fiction/History/Modern (19th C); *Non-fiction/Social Science (Culture & Anthropology)
Keywords that describe the book: slavery, essays, anthropology, abolition, American history, benjamin banneker, phillis wheatley, sojourner truth, negro, african american poetry, african american history, racial history, hottentot, katy ferguson, paul cuffee, solomon bayley, naimbanna, zilpah montjoy, belinda lucas, gustavus vassa, george hardy, lott carey, ezekiel coston, james derham, william bowen, anthony benezet, henry boyd, quamino buccan, ancass, saat
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End of recording:"Section # of Narratives of Colored Americans. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Narratives of Colored Americans, by Abigail Mott and M. S. Wood. Section Title."
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Filename: narrativesofcoloredamericans_##_mott_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. narrativesofcoloredamericans_01_mott_128kb.mp3)
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