There are some things that a country is not proud of during the early stages of its creations because of their bad connotations. This includes having war with other people living in the area due to their aim of taking over the place and using it as their new home. It usually resulted with the deaths of thousands of individuals.
Another result from it was the people living there originally becoming slaves or by bringing other persons from other countries as one. Fortunately, this practice has been banned from the country for a year or so and stories from former slaves are being told now. These could be read by getting a slavery biography book which shares the personal experiences of these individuals.
These stories help people get reminded of the atrocities of what their ancestors had done or received during those eras. Aside from the indigenous individuals the colonizers made into slaves, they also bought and brought those from the continent of Africa. That is where most of the African Americans are descended from specially those whose parents were born in the country.
These biographies are a reminder for people not to commit the same mistakes done before and help to avoid treating others as inferiors. That is because even with the modern society right now, there are those that are being treated as lower class. Even when they might have the same or better standing in the community, they would be treated as such because of the color of their skin.
Despite the globalization all the countries are experiencing and with races mixing with each other, some individuals are still prejudiced against those from a different race. They think differently of any person which does not look the same with them and consider them different. Hopefully, these books are capable of changing their perspectives.
These stories usually start from their childhood when they were already owned by a plantation owner and making them work in their property despite their young age. They share their experiences, which are mostly bad ones but some have experienced positive things with their life. This normally involves their quest for freedom from their owners.
The stories also share what the slave had done with their life despite their circumstances including helping other slaves. They might even be successful in becoming free or were among those that were still alive after slavery was abolished. This enables them to write down their story for those interested in knowing them to read about them.
Others were just oral stories being passed down from one person to another, usually a fellow slave, since these slaves were usually unable to read or write. They were then collected by a group of people who want their experiences known to a wider audience. Then they publish these collections and sold as books for others to buy.
Most of these stories have a moral or inspirational lesson which makes them popular resulting them to being passed down orally. Others were just to remind them of the bad things that happened with their fellow. So reading them hopefully will make you treat others better.