Life in black and white : family and community in the slave South (Book, 1996) []
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Life in black and white : family and community in the slave South

Life in black and white : family and community in the slave South

Author: Brenda E Stevenson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
Life in Black and White provides a panoramic portrait of family and community life in and around Loudoun County, Virginia - weaving the fascinating personal stories of planters and slaves, of free blacks and poor-to-middling whites, into a powerful portrait of southern society from the mid-eighteenth century to the Civil War.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stevenson, Brenda E.
Life in black and white.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brenda E Stevenson
ISBN: 0195095367 9780195095364 0195118030 9780195118032
OCLC Number: 32509202
Awards: Winner of Named an Outstanding Book on the subject of human rights in North America by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America.
Description: xv, 457 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Marriage, family, and the Loudoun white community --
The white community : patterns of settlement, development, and conflict --
Gender convention and courtship --
Marriage, for better or for worse --
Parenting --
Broken vows and "notorious" endings : divorce --
pt. 2. Black life, family, and community --
The nature of Loudoun slavery --
Slave family structure --
Slave marriage and family relations --
Free blacks --
Free black family and household economy.
Responsibility: Brenda E. Stevenson.
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This book about the lives of blacks and whites in Loudoun County, Va., in the century before the Civil War makes fascinating reading. * The Washington Times * Brenda Stevenson has written an Read more...

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