American SlaveryAmerican Slavery



"... updated to address a decade of new scholarship, the book includes a new preface, afterword, and revised and expanded bibliographic essay."--from publisher description.

Author: Peter Kolchin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780809016303

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Page: 328

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"... updated to address a decade of new scholarship, the book includes a new preface, afterword, and revised and expanded bibliographic essay."--from publisher description.

American Slavery 1619 1877American Slavery 1619 1877



Kolchin takes a broad geographical perspective, putting American slavery in the context of a general trend toward use of forced labor on the periphery of an expanding Europe.This incisive synthesis fills a major gap for the general reader ...

Author: Peter Kolchin

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 080902568X

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Page: 320

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A concise, engaging overview of American slavery from the beginning of the colonial era to emancipation and its aftermath. Kolchin takes a broad geographical perspective, putting American slavery in the context of a general trend toward use of forced labor on the periphery of an expanding Europe.This incisive synthesis fills a major gap for the general reader and for historians, who will find it both stimulating and appealing.

African American VoicesAfrican American Voices



Provides students with more than 70 primary documents on the history of slavery in America Includes extensive excerpts from slave narratives, interviews with former slaves, and letters by African Americans that document the experience of ...

Author: Steven Mintz

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1405182679

Category:

Page: 264

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A succinct, up-to-date overview of the history of slavery that places American slavery in comparative perspective. Provides students with more than 70 primary documents on the history of slavery in America Includes extensive excerpts from slave narratives, interviews with former slaves, and letters by African Americans that document the experience of bondage Comprehensive headnotes introduce each selection A Visual History chapter provides images to supplement the written documents Includes an extensive bibliography and bibliographic essay

Major Problems in African American History From slavery to freedom 1619 1877Major Problems in African American History From slavery to freedom 1619 1877



This series is designed to encourage critical thinking about history. Each volume presents a carefully selected group of readings in a format that asks students to evaluate primary sources and draw their own conclusions.

Author: Thomas Cleveland Holt

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 0669249912

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Page: 418

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This series is designed to encourage critical thinking about history. Each volume presents a carefully selected group of readings in a format that asks students to evaluate primary sources and draw their own conclusions.

Divided MasteryDivided Mastery



Though few slaves escaped being rented out at some point in their lives, this is the first book to describe the practice, and its effects on both slaves and the peculiar institution.

Author: Jonathan D. MARTIN

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674040700

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Page: 247

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Divided Mastery explores a curiously neglected aspect of the history of American slavery: the rental of slaves. Though few slaves escaped being rented out at some point in their lives, this is the first book to describe the practice, and its effects on both slaves and the peculiar institution. Martin reveals how the unique triangularity of slave hiring created slaves with two masters, thus transforming the customary polarity of master-slave relationships. Drawing upon slaveholders' letters, slave narratives, interviews with former slaves, legislative petitions, and court records, Divided Mastery ultimately reveals that slave hiring's significance was paradoxical. The practice bolstered the system of slavery by facilitating its spread into the western territories, by democratizing access to slave labor, and by promoting both production and speculation with slave capital. But at the same time, slaves used hiring to their advantage, finding in it crucial opportunities to shape their work and family lives, to bring owners and hirers into conflict with each other, and to destabilize the system of bondage. Martin illuminates the importance of the capitalist market as a tool for analyzing slavery and its extended relationships. Through its fresh and complex perspective, Divided Mastery demonstrates that slave hiring is critical to understanding the fundamental nature of American slavery, and its social, political, and economic place in the Old South. Table of Contents: Introduction: Slaves with Two Masters 1 Slave Hiring in the Evolution of Slavery 2 A Blessing and a Curse 3 Risks and Returns 4 Compromised Mastery 5 Resistance and Abuse 6 Working Alone Epilogue Abbreviations Notes Acknowledgments Index "This finely crafted, thought-provoking study of slave hiring in the antebellum South fills a major gap in the historical literature. Divided Mastery will be of great interest to students of American slavery." --Peter Kolchin, author of American Slavery, 1619-1877 "Divided Mastery greatly extends and systematizes our knowledge of slave hiring as a practice making slavery a more economically flexible institution. Martin also writes insightfully about the emotional and psychological complexities attending the interaction of slaves, owners, and hirers. This will be the standard reference for historians interested in slave hiring, and Martin's vigorous prose style should attract a wider readership as well for this fine new book." --T. Stephen Whitman, author of Challenging Slavery in the Chesapeake, 1775-1865 "Martin has done more than fill an important niche in understanding slavery in the American South; his work adds an appreciation of the complexity of slavery by unraveling--in fine detail--precisely how the system of slave hiring worked. It reveals how the rental of slaves at once expanded and constrained the latitude of both master and slave, at times allowing slaveholders to gain greater flexibility and profit in the employment of their human property and permitting slaves to secure greater independence and control over their own lives. Divided Mastery is a significant addition to the literature on slavery in the US." --Ira Berlin, author of Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves

Slavery and the Making of AmericaSlavery and the Making of America



Unfree Labor: American Slavery and Russian Serfdom. ... A Documentary History of Slavery in North America. ... American Slavery, 16191877.

Author: James Oliver Horton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195304510

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Page: 254

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The history of slavery is central to understanding the history of the United States. Slavery and the Making of America offers a richly illustrated, vividly written history that illuminates the human side of this inhumane institution, presenting it largely through stories of the slaves themselves. Readers will discover a wide ranging and sharply nuanced look at American slavery, from the first Africans brought to British colonies in the early seventeenth century to the end of Reconstruction. The authors document the horrors of slavery, particularly in the deep South, and describe the valiant struggles to escape bondage, from dramatic tales of slaves such as William and Ellen Craft to Dred Scott's doomed attempt to win his freedom through the Supreme Court. We see how slavery set our nation on the road of violence, from bloody riots that broke out in American cities over fugitive slaves, to the cataclysm of the Civil War. Along the way, readers meet such individuals as "Black Sam" Fraunces, a West Indian mulatto who owned the Queen's Head Tavern in New York City, a key meeting place for revolutionaries in the 1760s and 1770s and Sergeant William H. Carney, who won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery at the crucial assault on Fort Wagner duringthe Civil War as well as Benjamin "Pap" Singleton, a former slave who led freed African Americans to a new life on the American frontier.

A Sphinx on the American LandA Sphinx on the American Land



... for example , in my book American Slavery , 16191877 , which traces the Peculiar Institution's evolution from its establishment through its abolition ...

Author: Peter Kolchin

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 080712866X

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Page: 136

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One reason that the South attracts so much interest is that its history inevitably involves big questions—continuity versus change, slavery and freedom, the meaning of “race,” the formation of national identity, the struggle between local and centralized authority. Because these issues are central to human experience, southern history properly conceived is of more than regional interest. In A Sphinx on the American Land, Peter Kolchin explores three comparative frameworks for the study of the nineteenth-century South in an effort to nudge the subject away from provincialism and toward the kind of global concerns that are already transforming it into one of the most innovative fields of historical research. The volume opens with a comparison between the South and the North, or what Kolchin terms the “un-South.” This basic context, he explains, provides an essential backdrop for understanding the South; how one conceptualizes “southernness” has meaning only in terms of what it is not. Turning to the cohesion and variations among what he calls the “many Souths,” Kolchin reminds us that there has never been one South or archetypal southerner. Internal distinctions—whether geographic, class, religious, or racial—ultimately raise the question of whether one can properly speak of “the” South at all. Finally, Kolchin explores parallels between the South and regions outside the United States—or “other Souths.” He considers a number of ways in which the South can be studied in a broad international setting, paying particular attention to the similarities and differences between the emancipation of southern slaves and Russian serfs. In an eloquent afterword, he ponders the nature and importance of comparative history. Kolchin examines how scholars have approached each of his comparative frameworks and how they might do so in the future, making A Sphinx on the American Land at once a work of history and of historiography. Illustrating the ways in which southern history is also American history and world history, this elegant, profound volume proves Kolchin to be one of the stellar southern historians of his generation.

Encyclopedia of Local HistoryEncyclopedia of Local History



the needs and demands of both the slaveholders and the enslaved . ... ( N.Y. , 1994 ) ; Peter Kolchin , American Slavery , 16191877 ( N.Y. , 1993 ) ...

Author: Carol Kammen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742503992

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Page: 539

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How is local history thought about? How should it be approached? Through brief, succinct notes and essay-length entries, the Encyclopedia of Local History presents ideas to consider, sources to use, historical fields and trends to explore. It also provides commentary on a number of subjects, including the everyday topics that most local historians encounter. A handy reference tool that no public historian's desk should be without!

American Slavery Atlantic Slavery and BeyondAmerican Slavery Atlantic Slavery and Beyond



Significant works on the recent transnational turn in American historiography and on the ... 1989); Peter Kolchin, American Slavery, 16191877 (New York, ...

Author: Enrico Dal Lago

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317263791

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Page: 256

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American Slavery, Atlantic Slavery, and Beyond provides an up-to-date summary of past and present views of American slavery in international perspective and suggests new directions for current and future comparative scholarship. It argues that we can better understand the nature and meaning of American slavery and antislavery if we place them clearly within a Euro-American context. Current scholarship on American slavery acknowledges the importance of the continental and Atlantic dimensions of the historical phenomenon, comparing it often with slavery in the Caribbean and Latin America. However, since the 1980s, a handful of studies has looked further and has compared American slavery with European forms of unfree and nominally free labor. Building on this innovative scholarship, this book treats the U.S. "peculiar institution" as part of both an Atlantic and a wider Euro-American world. It shows how the Euro-American context is no less crucial than the Atlantic one in understanding colonial slavery and the American Revolution in an age of global enlightenment, reformism, and revolutionary upheavals; the Cotton Kingdom's heyday in a world of systems of unfree labor; and the making of radical Abolitionism and the occurrence of the American Civil War at a time when nationalist ideologies and nation-building movements were widespread.

Dictionary of Afro American SlaveryDictionary of Afro American Slavery



The antislavery and political attacks on slavery made the slaveholders more ... to have appeared lately — Peter Kolchin's American Slavery 1619-1877 ( 1993 ) ...

Author: Randall M. Miller

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275957993

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Page: 892

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The acclaimed guide to American slavery, now available to students as well as scholars.

New Studies in the History of American SlaveryNew Studies in the History of American Slavery



Century of Afro-American Autobiography, 1760-1865 (Urbana, 1985), 274; Marion W. Starling, ... 1988); Peter Kolchin, American Slavery: 1619-1877 (New York, ...

Author: Edward E. Baptist

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820326941

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Page: 306

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These essays, by some of the most prominent young historians writing about slavery, fill gaps in our understanding of such subjects as enslaved women, the Atlantic and internal slave trades, the relationships between Indians and enslaved people, and enslavement in Latin America. Inventive and stimulating, the essays model the blending of methods and styles that characterizes the new cultural history of slavery’s social, political, and economic systems. Several common themes emerge from the volume, among them the correlation between race and identity; the meanings contained in family and community relationships, gender, and life’s commonplaces; and the literary and legal representations that legitimated and codified enslavement and difference. Such themes signal methodological and pedagogical shifts in the field away from master/slave or white/black race relations models toward perspectives that give us deeper access to the mental universe of slavery. Topics of the essays range widely, including European ideas about the reproductive capacities of African women and the process of making race in the Atlantic world, the contradictions of the assimilation of enslaved African American runaways into Creek communities, the consequences and meanings of death to Jamaican slaves and slave owners, and the tensions between midwifery as a black cultural and spiritual institution and slave midwives as health workers in a plantation economy. Opening our eyes to the personal, the contentious, and even the intimate, these essays call for a history in which both enslaved and enslavers acted in a vast human drama of bondage and freedom, salvation and damnation, wealth and exploitation.

Daily Life of African American Slaves in the Antebellum SouthDaily Life of African American Slaves in the Antebellum South



Kolchin, Peter. American Slavery, 16191877. New York: Hill and Wang, 2003. Rosenthal, Caitlin. Accounting for Slavery: Masters and Management.

Author: Paul E. Teed

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440863257

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Page: 220

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This book covers the full spectrum of daily life among slaves in the Antebellum South, giving readers a more complete picture of slaves' experiences in the decades before emancipation. In their daily struggles to forge lives of dignity and meaning within an inhuman system, slaves in the Antebellum South demonstrated creativity, resilience, and an insatiable desire to be free. The Daily Life of African American Slaves in the Antebellum South focuses on their struggles to create lives of meaning and dignity within a brutal and repressive system. This volume provides a comprehensive examination of the institution of slavery from the perspective of the slaves themselves. Readers can explore the family life, religious beliefs, political activities, intellectual aspirations, material possessions, and recreational pursuits of enslaved people. The book shows that enslaved people were tightly constrained by the harsh realities of the oppressive system under which they lived, but that they found ways to forge lives of their own. The book synthesizes the latest and best literature on slavery and gives readers the opportunity to examine history through the lens of daily life using primary source documents created by slaves or former slaves. Provides readers with an understanding of the daily lives of enslaved African Americans Depicts how slaves struggled to create lives of dignity and meaning within a system designed to dehumanize them Points out important ways in which slaves resisted slavery Links the history of slavery to the larger history of Antebellum America Uses primary source documents and slave narratives to provide a supporting voice to the text

Southern Slavery and the Law 1619 1860Southern Slavery and the Law 1619 1860



History of the Law of Charity, 1532–1827. ... Jones, Norrece, Jr. Born a Child of Freedom, Yet a Slave: Mechanisms of ... American Slavery, 16191877.

Author: Thomas D. Morris

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807864302

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Page: 592

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This volume is the first comprehensive history of the evolving relationship between American slavery and the law from colonial times to the Civil War. As Thomas Morris clearly shows, racial slavery came to the English colonies as an institution without strict legal definitions or guidelines. Specifically, he demonstrates that there was no coherent body of law that dealt solely with slaves. Instead, more general legal rules concerning inheritance, mortgages, and transfers of property coexisted with laws pertaining only to slaves. According to Morris, southern lawmakers and judges struggled to reconcile a social order based on slavery with existing English common law (or, in Louisiana, with continental civil law.) Because much was left to local interpretation, laws varied between and even within states. In addition, legal doctrine often differed from local practice. And, as Morris reveals, in the decades leading up to the Civil War, tensions mounted between the legal culture of racial slavery and the competing demands of capitalism and evangelical Christianity.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American SlaveNarrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave



American Slavery, 16191877. New York: Hill and Wang, 1993. Miles, Tiya. Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom.

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300225297

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Page: 320

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A new edition of one of the most influential literary documents in American and African American history Ideal for coursework in American and African American history, this revised edition of Frederick Douglass’s memoir of his life as a slave in pre-Civil War Maryland incorporates a wide range of supplemental materials to enhance students’ understanding of slavery, abolitionism, and the role of race in American society. Offering readers a new appreciation of Douglass’s world, it includes documents relating to the slave narrative genre and to the later career of an essential figure in the nineteenth-century abolition movement.

A Global Encyclopedia of Historical WritingA Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing



American Slavery: 16191877. New York: Hill and Wang, 1993. Phillips, Ulrich B. American Negro Slavery: A Survey of the Supply, Employment and Control of ...

Author: D.R. Woolf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134819980

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Page: 1096

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

African American VoicesAfrican American Voices



A Documentary Reader, 1619-1877 Steven Mintz. Finkelman, Paul, ed. Economics, Industrialization, Urbanization, and Slavery. Articles on American Slavery, ...

Author: Steven Mintz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444310771

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Page: 264

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A succinct, up-to-date overview of the history of slavery thatplaces American slavery in comparative perspective. Provides students with more than 70 primary documents on thehistory of slavery in America Includes extensive excerpts from slave narratives, interviewswith former slaves, and letters by African Americans that documentthe experience of bondage Comprehensive headnotes introduce each selection A Visual History chapter provides images to supplement thewritten documents Includes an extensive bibliography and bibliographic essay

Term Paper Resource Guide to African American HistoryTerm Paper Resource Guide to African American History



Major Problems in AfricanAmerican History: From Slavery to Freedom, 16191877. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. Includes a 1664 document, ...

Author: Caryn E. Neumann

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780313355028

Category:

Page: 304

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Major help for African American history term papers has arrived to enrich and stimulate students in challenging and enjoyable ways. Students from high school age to undergraduate will be able to get a jump start on assignments with the hundreds of term paper projects and research information offered here in an easy-to-use format. Users can quickly choose from the 100 important events, spanning from the expansion of the slave trade to North America in 1581 to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Each event entry begins with a brief summary to pique interest and then offers original and thought-provoking term paper ideas in both standard and alternative formats that often incorporate the latest in electronic media, such as iPod and iMovie. The best in primary and secondary sources for further research are then annotated, followed by vetted, stable Web site suggestions and multimedia resources, usually films, for further viewing and listening. Librarians and faculty will want to use this as well. With this book, the research experience is transformed and elevated. Term Paper Resource Guide to African American History is an invaluable source to motivate and educate students who have a wide range of interests and talents. The events chronicle the long struggle for freedom and equal rights for African Americans.

Questioning SlaveryQuestioning Slavery



A Documentary History of Slavery in North America, New York, 1976, pp. 123–133. P.Kolchin, American Slavery, 16191877, New York, 1993, pp. 167–168.

Author: James Walvin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134741137

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Page: 216

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For the best part of three centuries the material well-being of the western world was dependent on slavery. Yet these systems were mainly brought to a very rapid end. This text surveys the key questions of slavery, and traces the arguments which have swirled around its history in recent years. The latest findings on slavery are presented, and a comparative analysis of slavery in the English-speaking Americas is offered.