american slavery

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Published in 1839 and edited by abolitionist Theodore Dwight Weld, this work presents hundreds of primary-source accounts of the reality of slavery in the American South.The book's first section collects vivid first-person accounts by former slaves of their lives in slavery. In the second part, Weld offers page after page of stark quotationssome as short as a single sentencefrom various Southern periodicals that illustrate in graphic detail the bondage, floggings, maimings and other horrors endured by slaves. Weld also presents and dissects various pro-slavery arguments. Distributed by the American Anti-Slavery Society, American Slavery As It Is was second only to Uncle Tom's Cabin for its impact on the anti-slavery movement in the United States.

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Genre : HISTORY
Author : American Anti-Slavery Society
Publisher :
Release : 1839
File : 224 Pages
ISBN-13 : HARVARD:32044087357810

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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 : History
Author : Peter Kolchin
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2003
File : 328 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780809016303

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The acclaimed guide to American slavery, now available to students as well as scholars.

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Genre : History
Author : Randall M. Miller
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 1997
File : 892 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0275957993

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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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Genre : History
Author : Edward E. Baptist
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Release : 2006
File : 306 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0820326941

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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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Genre : History
Author : Heather Andrea Williams
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2014
File : 140 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780199922680

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : George P. Rawick
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 1972
File : 466 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0837163129

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Che Rawick
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 1972-10-27
File : 338 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0837163161

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Presents the history of slavery in America from colonial times through the U.S. Civil War.

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Genre : History
Author : Dorothy Schneider
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2007-01-01
File : 561 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781438108131

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Genre : Antislavery movements
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1846
File : 24 Pages
ISBN-13 : HARVARD:32044018949479

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Designed specially for undergraduate course use, this new textbook is both an introduction to the study of American slavery and a reader of core texts on the subject. No other volume that combines both primary and secondary readings covers such a span of time--from the early seventeenth century to the Civil War. The book begins with a substantial introduction to the entire volume that gives an overview of slavery in North America. Each of the twelve chapters that follow has an introduction that discusses the leading secondary books and articles on the topic in question, followed by an essay and three primary documents. Questions for further study and discussion are included in the chapter introduction, while further readings are suggested in the chapter bibliography. Topics covered include slave culture, the slave-based economy, slavery and the law, slave resistance, pro-slavery ideology, abolition, and emancipation. The essays, by such eminent historians as Drew Gilpin Faust, Don E. Fehrenbacher, Eric Foner, John Hope Franklin, and Sylvia R. Frey, have been selected for their teaching value and ability to provoke discussion. Drawing on black and white, male and female experiences, the primary documents come from a wide variety of sources: diaries, letters, laws, debates, oral testimonies, travelers’ accounts, inventories, journals, autobiographies, petitions, and novels.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Kenneth Morgan
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Release : 2005
File : 456 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0820327921

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