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Slavery and forced migration in the antebellum South

Author: Damian Alan Pargas
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Series: Cambridge studies on the American South.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"American slavery in the antebellum period was characterized by a massive wave of forced migration as millions of slaves were moved across state lines to the expanding Southwest, scattered locally, and sold or hired out in towns and cities across the South. This book sheds new light on domestic forced migration by examining the experiences of American-born slave migrants from a comparative perspective. Juxtaposing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Damian Alan Pargas
ISBN: 9781107031210 1107031214 9781107658967 1107658969
OCLC Number: 903918648
Description: xii, 281 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. Migration --
Valuable Bodies --
The Gathering Storm --
Changing Places --
Part II. Assimilation --
Cogs in the Wheel --
Managing Newcomers --
Slave Crucibles --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Cambridge studies on the American South.
Responsibility: Damian Alan Pargas, Leiden University.
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