Working toward freedom : slave society and domestic economy in the American South
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- ISBN: 9781878822383
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xiii, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Publisher: Rochester, N.Y. : University of Rochester Press, 1994.
Contents / Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"A place in time" regained : a fuller history of Colonial Chesapeake slavery through group biography / Lorena S. Walsh -- "A reckoning of accounts" : patriarchy, market relations, and control on Henry Lauren's lowcountry plantations, 1762-1785 / Robert Olwell -- "My constant companion" : slaves and their dogs in the Antebellum South / John Campbell -- "All that cash" : work and status in the slave quarters / Larry E. Hudson Jr. -- Material culture and community structure : the slave and tenant community at Levi Jordans' plantation, 1848-1892 / Kenneth L. Brown -- Sale and separation : four crises for enslaved women on the Ball plantations, 1764-1854 / Cheryll Ann Cody -- "Rais your children up rite" : parental guidance and child rearing practices among slaves in the nineteenth-century South / Wilma King -- "It's a family affair" : buying freedom in the District of Columbia, 1850-1860 / Mary Beth Corrigan -- Symbol, memory, and service : resistance and family formation in nineteenth-century African America / Sharon Ann Holt -- "She make funny flat cake she call saraka" : Gullah women and food practices under slavery / Josephine A. Beoku-Betts -- Concluding reflections / Stanley L. Engerman.
|Summary, etc.:||"Drawing from a range of primary sources, these essays show how slaves organized their domestic economy and created an economic and social space for themselves under slavery. They explore how their activities within this space impacted upon the social structure of the slave community, profoundly affecting family and gender relations." "By exploiting their opportunities to provide for more than a modicum of their own needs, these slaves re-established their deep attachment to the family; and, in their efforts to protect the integrity of their families, they became primary actors in their preparation for freedom."--Jacket.|
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