My Life in the South


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(4.4 stars; 29 reviews)

My Life in the South is the vivid and touching autobiography of African-American former slave, Jacob Stroyer. It recounts experiences from his early childhood on the plantation up to his involvement in Confederacy's war effort and eventually his experience of becoming a free man. (2 hr 45 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapter 1 Part 1 11:10 Read by Jeffrey Carr
02 - Chapter 1 Part 2 20:30 Read by Tom Crawford
03 - Chapter 1 Part 3 20:06 Read by alwpoe
04 - Chapter 2 Part 1 13:32 Read by Parrot17
05 - Chapter 2 Part 2 14:06 Read by Parrot17
06 - Chapter 2 Part 3 23:40 Read by Edith van der Have-Raats
07 - Chapter 2 Part 4 21:04 Read by Parrot17
08 - Chapter 3 Part 1 19:58 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
09 - Chapter 3 Part 2 21:25 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)

Reviews

engrossing, moving account


(5 stars)

Plain spoken, well read, authentic account of life in the south among captive slaves before and during the civil war by a self educated slave who survived to become a formally educated, ordained minister after the war.