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Born in bondage : growing up enslaved in the antebellum South

Author: Marie Jenkins Schwartz
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Following the life cycle of a child from birth through youth to young adulthood, Marie Jenkins Schwartz explores the daunting world of American slave children, a world governed by the dual authority  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marie Jenkins Schwartz
ISBN: 0674007204 9780674007208
OCLC Number: 850855510
Awards: Winner of Julia Cherry Spruill Prize 2001
Nominated for Frank L. & Harriet C. Owsley Award 2001
Nominated for Francis B. Simkins Award 2001
Nominated for Frederick Douglass Book Prize 2001
Nominated for Wesley-Logan Prize 2001
Nominated for Willie Lee Rose Prize 2001
Nominated for John H. Dunning Prize 2001
Nominated for Joan Kelly Memorial Prize in Women's History 2001
Description: ix, 272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Birth of a slave --
2. New nothers and fathers --
3. Young children in the quarter --
4. Education in the middle years --
5. To the field --
6. Risk of sale and separation --
7. Young love and marriage.
Responsibility: Marie Jenkins Schwartz.

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Schwartz makes the original and useful point that there was an inherent conflict between paternalism...and the efforts of slaves to maintain a family life of their own. To the degree that masters Read more...

 
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