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The African-American family in slavery and emancipation

Author: Wilma A Dunaway
Publisher: New York : Maison des Sciences de l'homme/Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Series: Studies in modern capitalism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Wilma Dunaway contends that studies of the slave family have been flawed by neglect of small plantations and exaggeration of slave agency. Using population trends and slave narratives, she identifies  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wilma A Dunaway
ISBN: 0521812763 9780521812764 0521012163 9780521012164
OCLC Number: 701313025
Notes: Digital reprint. Originally published: 2003.
Description: xi, 368 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Slave trading and forced labor migrations --
Family diasporas and parenthood lost --
Malnutrition, ecological risks, and slave mortality --
Reproductive exploitation and child mortality --
Slave household subsistence and women's work --
The impacts of Civil War on slave families --
The risks of emancipation for black families --
Reconstruction threats to black family survival --
Theoretical reprise.
Series Title: Studies in modern capitalism.
Responsibility: Wilma A. Dunaway.
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'If one is interested in the history of the American south then this book is as essential as Fogel's many works on this subject. It gives a completely new dimension to the darker side of slavery. Read more...

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