"American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography" is a collection of the life histories of former enslaved peopleĀ in the United States complied from nearly 4,000 interviews..

American Slavery: a Composite Autobiography database includes the life histories of former American slaves and the transcripts of actual slave interviews. This is an authoritative collection of Works Progress Administration (WPA) slave narratives and the Comprehensive Name Index for The American Slave on the Web. You can now also hear for yourself as the ex-slaves discuss their lives in their own voices.