Slave Songs of the United States
A. Simpson & Co., 1867.
John Malveaux of
SLAVE SONGS OF THE UNITED STATES was the first published collection of African American Slave Songs. This year, 2017, is 150 years since the collection was published in 1867. The 136 songs, mostly Christian, illuminates the lives, fears, hopes and beliefs of human beings classified as property without human rights.