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The slave community : plantation life in the antebellum South

Author: John W Blassingame
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1979.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Rev. and enl. edView all editions and formats
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Examines Black pre-Civil War culture and the slave family, detailing sexual attitudes, courtship practices and wedding ceremonies, childrearing, familial roles, language, and discipline.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blassingame, John W., 1940-
Slave community.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1979
(OCoLC)643933942
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John W Blassingame
ISBN: 0195025628 9780195025620 0195025636 9780195025637
OCLC Number: 4492000
Description: xviii, 414 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. Enslavement, acculturation, and African survivals --
2. The Americanization of the slave and the Africanization of the South --
3. Culture --
4. The slave family --
5. Rebels and runaways --
6. Plantation stereotypes and institutional roles --
7. Plantation realities --
8. Slave personality types --
Appendix I. Comparative examination of total institutions --
Appendix II. African words, numerals, and sentences used by former slaves in Georgia and South Carolina in the 1890s --
Appendix III. Statistics on slaves and slavery : observations and tables.
Responsibility: John W. Blassingame.
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"Has excellent chapters to use regarding slave culture and community... Goes a long way in building a base in understanding the uniqueness of the Black experience in America."--Russell Wigginton, Read more...

 
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