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Many thousands gone : the first two centuries of slavery in North America

Author: Ira Berlin; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, [1998] ©1998
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This volume sketches the complex evolution of slavery and black society from the first arrivals in the early 1600s through the American Revolution. Today most Americans, black and white, identify slavery with cotton, the deep South, and the African-American church. But at the beginning of the nineteenth century, after almost two hundred years of African-American life in mainland North America, few slaves grew  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ira Berlin; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
ISBN: 0674810929 9780674810921 0674002113 9780674002111
OCLC Number: 38966102
Awards: Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 1998.
Bancroft Prize, 1999.
Description: x, 497 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Making slavery, making race --
Emergence of Atlantic Creoles in the Chesapeake --
Expansion of Creole society in the North --
Divergent paths in the lowcountry --
Devolution in the lower Mississippi Valley --
The tobacco revolution in the Chesapeake --
Rice revolution in the lowcountry --
Growth and the transformation of black life in the North --Stagnation and transformation in the lower Mississippi Valley --
Slow death of slavery in the North --
The union of African-American society in the upper South --
Fragmentation in the lower South --
Slavery and freedom in the lower Mississippi Valley --
Epilogue: Making race, making slavery.
Responsibility: Ira Berlin.

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This text traces the evolution of black society in North America from the first arrivals in the early-17th century through the Revolution. In telling their story, Ira Berlin reintegrates slaves into  Read more...

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