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Slave counterpoint : Black culture in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake and Lowcountry

Author: Philip D Morgan; Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, ©1998.
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"On the eve of the American Revolution, nearly three-quarters of all African Americans in mainland British America lived in two regions: the Chesapeake, centered in Virginia, and the Lowcountry, with its hub in South Carolina. Here, Philip Morgan compares and contrasts African American life in these two regional Black cultures, exploring the differences as well as the similarities. The result is a detailed and
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Morgan, Philip D., 1949-
Slave counterpoint.
Chapel Hill : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, c1998
(OCoLC)605549757
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Morgan, Philip D., 1949-
Slave counterpoint.
Chapel Hill : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, c1998
(OCoLC)605699532
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip D Morgan; Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.
ISBN: 0807824097 9780807824092 0807847178 9780807847176
OCLC Number: 37608307
Awards: American Historical Association Albert A. Beveridge Award, 1998.
American Historical Association Wesley-Logan Prize in African diaspora history, 1998.
Bancroft Prize, 1999.
Description: xxiv, 703 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prelude: Two infant slave societies --
PART I: CONTOURS OF THE PLANTATION EXPERIENCE: Two plantation worlds --
Material life --
Fieldwork --
Skilled work --
PART II: ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN WHITES AND BLACKS: Patriarchs, plain folks, and slaves --
Economic exchanges between Whites and Blacks --
Social transactions between Whites and Blacks --
PART III: THE BLACK WORLD: African American societies --
Family life --
African American cultures --
Coda: Two mature slave societies.
Responsibility: Phillip D. Morgan.

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This study compares African American life in the two regional black cultures of Chesapeake and Lowcountry during the 18th century. It provides a view of slave life in the colonial American South by  Read more...

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Morgan's synthesis draws upon a wealth of social, political, legal, economic, literary, religious and anthropological sources."Los Angeles Times Book Review" (Best Nonfiction Books of 1998 issue)

 
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