Genre : History
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN_10 : 0275957993
Copyright Year : 1997
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The acclaimed guide to American slavery, now available to students as well as scholars.

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Genre : History
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
ISBN_10 : 0820326941
Copyright Year : 2006
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These essays, by some of the most prominent young historians writing about slavery, fill gaps in our understanding of such subjects as enslaved women, the Atlantic and internal slave trades, the relationships between Indians and enslaved people, and enslavement in Latin America. Inventive and stimulating, the essays model the blending of methods and styles that characterizes the new cultural history of slavery’s social, political, and economic systems. Several common themes emerge from the volume, among them the correlation between race and identity; the meanings contained in family and community relationships, gender, and life’s commonplaces; and the literary and legal representations that legitimated and codified enslavement and difference. Such themes signal methodological and pedagogical shifts in the field away from master/slave or white/black race relations models toward perspectives that give us deeper access to the mental universe of slavery. Topics of the essays range widely, including European ideas about the reproductive capacities of African women and the process of making race in the Atlantic world, the contradictions of the assimilation of enslaved African American runaways into Creek communities, the consequences and meanings of death to Jamaican slaves and slave owners, and the tensions between midwifery as a black cultural and spiritual institution and slave midwives as health workers in a plantation economy. Opening our eyes to the personal, the contentious, and even the intimate, these essays call for a history in which both enslaved and enslavers acted in a vast human drama of bondage and freedom, salvation and damnation, wealth and exploitation.

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πŸ“’ American Slavery by Heather Andrea Williams

Genre : History
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN_10 : 9780199922680
Copyright Year : 2014
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"This short introduction to American slavery begins with the Portuguese capture of Africans in the 1400s and, drawing upon the scholarship of numerous historians as well as the analysis of primary documents, explores the development of slavery in the American colonies and later, the United States of America. It analyzes early legislation in Virginia that differentiated Indians and Africans from Europeans and began the process of stratifying society based on racial categories. Unlike some recent scholarship, it is attentive to the actual labor that enslaved people performed, reminding us that more than anything else, slavery was a system of forced labor that produced wealth for a new nation. And, it considers the tensions that arose between enslaved and enslavers as they interacted with one another, exerting control and undermining efforts at domination. Throughout, it explores slavery within the context of moral contradiction that included the development of an ideology that valorized freedom alongside a practice and justification of slavery that deemed inferior and denied freedom to a large swath of the population. The book explores conflicts between abolitionists who worked to eliminate slavery and pro-slavery advocates who worked doggedly to sustain the power and wealth they derived from the institution. It ends with the abolition of slavery in America following the Civil War"--

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πŸ“’ The American Slave by George P. Rawick

Genre : Family & Relationships
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN_10 : 0837163129
Copyright Year : 1972
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πŸ“’ American Slavery by Peter Kolchin

Genre : History
Publisher : Macmillan
ISBN_10 : 9780809016303
Copyright Year : 2003
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"... updated to address a decade of new scholarship, the book includes a new preface, afterword, and revised and expanded bibliographic essay."--from publisher description.

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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN_10 : 0837163161
Copyright Year : 1972-10-27
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πŸ“’ American Slavery by Frederick Douglass

Genre : Antislavery movements
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ISBN_10 : HARVARD:32044018949479
Copyright Year : 1846
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Genre : Electronic book
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ISBN_10 : UOM:39015008446216
Copyright Year : 1858
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Genre : History
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN_10 : 9780393347517
Copyright Year : 2003-10-17
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"Thoughtful, suggestive and highly readable."β€”New York Times Book Review In the American Revolution, Virginians were the most eloquent spokesmen for freedom and quality. George Washington led the Americans in battle against British oppression. Thomas Jefferson led them in declaring independence. Virginians drafted not only the Declaration but also the Constitution and the Bill of Rights; they were elected to the presidency of the United States under that Constitution for thirty-two of the first thirty-six years of its existence. They were all slaveholders. In the new preface Edmund S. Morgan writes: "Human relations among us still suffer from the former enslavement of a large portion of our predecessors. The freedom of the free, the growth of freedom experienced in the American Revolution depended more than we like to admit on the enslavement of more than 20 percent of us at that time. How republican freedom came to be supported, at least in large part, by its opposite, slavery, is the subject of this book. American Slavery, American Freedom is a study of the tragic contradiction at the core of America. Morgan finds the keys to this central paradox, "the marriage of slavery and freedom," in the people and the politics of the state that was both the birthplace of the Revolution and the largest slaveholding state in the country.

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πŸ“’ Slavery In America by Dorothy Schneider

Genre : History
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
ISBN_10 : 9781438108131
Copyright Year : 2007-01-01
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Presents the history of slavery in America from colonial times through the U.S. Civil War.

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