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Speculators and slaves : masters, traders, and slaves in the Old South

Author: Michael Tadman
Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin : University of Wisconsin Press, [1989]
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Genre/Form: History
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Tadman, Michael, 1946-
Speculators and slaves.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1989
(OCoLC)551515619
Online version:
Tadman, Michael, 1946-
Speculators and slaves.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1989
(OCoLC)607933824
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Tadman
ISBN: 0299118509 9780299118501
OCLC Number: 20294668
Description: xviii, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: An Almost Endless Outgoing of Slaves: The Extent and Character of The Trading Business --
Masters, Traders, and Slaves: An Introduction --
The Scale of Negro Speculation --
Slave Buying in the Upper South --
The "Fatigues and Troubles" of the Selling Season --
Slave Trading and the Values of Masters and Slaves --
Planter Speculation and the Myth of the Reluctant Master --
Family Separations and the Lives of Slaves and Masters --
The Question of Status: Traders in White Society and Southern Mythology --
Speculation and Its Impact: The Flawed Mystique of Antebellum Paternalism --
Appendix 1. Estimating Interregional Slave Movements for 1790-1819 --
Appendix 2. The Structure of Planter Migrations --
Appendix 3. Calculating the Structure of the Interregional Movement --
Appendix 4. South Carolina Slave Traders of the 1850s: A Digest of Evidence --
Appendix 5. Slave Selling and Staple-Crop Production in the Economy of the Upper South --
Appendix 6. Evidence on Slave Prices --
Appendix 7. Estimating the Profits of the Trade --
Appendix 8. Calculating the Proportions of Upper South Slaves Forcibly Separated from Parents or Spouse --
Primary Sources.
Responsibility: Michael Tadman.

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