Masters, slaves & subjects : the culture of power in the South Carolina low country, 1740-1790 (Book, 1998) [WorldCat.org]
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Masters, slaves & subjects : the culture of power in the South Carolina low country, 1740-1790

Author: Robert Olwell
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The slave societies of the American colonies were quite different from the "Old South" of the early-nineteenth-century United States. In this study of a colonial older South, Robert Olwell analyzes the structures and internal dynamics of a world in which both masters and slaves were also imperial subjects. While slavery was peculiar within a democratic republic, it was an integral and seldom questioned part of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Olwell
ISBN: 0801434882 9780801434884 080148491X 9780801484919
OCLC Number: 38174225
Awards: Winner of Honorable Mention, Frederick Douglass Book Prize (.
Description: xvi, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Kings and Slaves. The culture of power; A place with a past --
Between rebellion and revolution: Charles Town and the Low Country, 1740-1776: Cultivating the land of Egypt --
"Black and white all mix'd together" --
A colonial slave society --
Practical justice: slavery and the criminal law: black acts --
Practical justice --
"To speak the real truth" --
The rule of law and the law of rule --
Communion and community: slavery and the established church: The church established --
"The society of Christians" --
The kingdom of heaven --
Communion and community --
Mastering money: slavery and the market: Agents in property --
The wages of slavery --
"Loose, idle and disorderly" --
The law of the market --
Little kingdoms; the political economy of the plantations: The profits of patriarchy --
The ties that bind --
Plantation justice --
"A reckoning of accounts" --
Revolutions achieved and denied: Charles Town and the Low Country, 1775-1782: Things fall apart, 1775-1776 --
"The king's people are coming!" --
The slaves' home front --
End of empire --
Restorations: "Welcome the war home" --
"Slavery is our king."
Other Titles: Masters, slaves, and subjects
Responsibility: Robert Olwell.

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The slave societies of the American colonies were quite different from the "Old South" of the early-nineteenth-century United States. In this engaging study of a colonial older South, Robert Olwell  Read more...

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