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Generations of captivity : a history of African-American slaves

Author: Ira Berlin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2003.
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In this book Ira Berlin traces the history of African-American slavery in the United States from its beginnings in the seventeenth century to its demise nearly three hundred years later. Most Americans, black and white, have a singular vision of slavery, one fixed in the mid-nineteenth century when most American slaves grew cotton, resided in the deep South, and subscribed to Christianity. Here, however, Berlin  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Berlin, Ira, 1941-
Generations of captivity.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)606935105
Online version:
Berlin, Ira, 1941-
Generations of captivity.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)607810179
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ira Berlin
ISBN: 0674010612 9780674010611 0674016246 9780674016248 0965706109 9780965706100
OCLC Number: 50598040
Description: 374 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : slavery and freedom --
Charter generations --
Plantation generations --
Revolutionary generations --
Migration generations --
Epilogue : freedom generations.
Responsibility: Ira Berlin.
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