Fifteen years after its hardcover debut, the FSG Classics reissue of the celebrated work of narrative nonfiction that won the National Book Award and changed the American conversation about race, with a new preface by the author The Ball ...
Author: Edward Ball
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Fifteen years after its hardcover debut, the FSG Classics reissue of the celebrated work of narrative nonfiction that won the National Book Award and changed the American conversation about race, with a new preface by the author The Ball family hails from South Carolina—Charleston and thereabouts. Their plantations were among the oldest and longest-standing plantations in the South. Between 1698 and 1865, close to four thousand black people were born into slavery under the Balls or were bought by them. In Slaves in the Family, Edward Ball recounts his efforts to track down and meet the descendants of his family's slaves. Part historical narrative, part oral history, part personal story of investigation and catharsis, Slaves in the Family is, in the words of Pat Conroy, "a work of breathtaking generosity and courage, a magnificent study of the complexity and strangeness and beauty of the word ‘family.'"
DeMill owned one male slave in his twenties, while Bean possessed a young
teenager named Keziah (or Kezzia).20 Second, the close proximity of Maritime
slaves and their owners resulted in the same type of “family” bondage that
Author: Harvey Amani Whitfield
Publisher: Broadview Press
Many thousands of black people were enslaved in the Maritimes, Quebec, and Upper Canada between the seventeenth and early nineteenth centuries. It is not surprising that slavery played a part in Canadian history, but it is startling that it has not received widespread attention from the general Canadian public or from historians. This sourcebook collects a variety of documents, including runaway-slave advertisements, letters, court cases, and official government documents, offering readers an opportunity to explore black slavery in the Maritimes and revise their understanding of Canadian history.
Family structure and liminality Of these institutions the most fundamental in
Roman thought was the familia. And within the culturally normative Roman family
4 a man, his children, his wife, and his slaves 4 slaves and wives stand out as the
Author: Sandra Rae Joshel
Publisher: Psychology Press
Women and Slaves in Classical Culture examines how ancient societies were organized around slave-holding and the subordination of women to reveal how women and slaves interacted with one another in both the cultural representations and the social realities of the Greco-Roman world. The contributors explore a broad range of evidence including: * the mythical constructions of epic and drama * the love poems of Ovid * the Greek medical writers * Augustine's autobiography * a haunting account of an unnamed Roman slave * the archaeological remains of a slave mining camp near Athens. They argue that the distinctions between male and female and servile and free were inextricably connected. This erudite and well-documented book provokes questions about how we can hope to recapture the experience and subjectivity of ancient women and slaves and addresses the ways in which femaleness and servility interacted with other forms of difference, such as class, gender and status. Women and Slaves in Classical Culture offers a stimulating and frequently controversial insight into the complexities of gender and status in the Greco-Roman world.
Indeed, even contemporary scholars evince little concern about the legitimacy of
conversion and baptism of slaves in such circumstances.42 Scholars debate
whether the household baptisms represented in Acts of the Apostles involved ...
Author: Jennifer A. Glancy
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
"Jennifer A. Glancy brings a multilayered approach to these and many other issues, offering a comprehensive reexamination of the evidence pertaining to slavery in early Christianity."--Jacket.
For most slaves in Iberia over the centuries, this meant adjusting to the rules of
the master, who exercised great authority over those who lived in that household.
All were his dependents, part ofa household including his wife, his children and ...
Author: William D. Phillips
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Slavery in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia provides a sweeping survey of the many forms of bound labor in Iberia from ancient times to the decline of slavery in the eighteenth century.
The Untold Story of the Slavery of Native Americans in the West Guy Nixon. make
if he won. Fernando saw Villa as a man who might help the Indians and was able
to get several hundred Indians tojoin Villa's Army. The family stories even have ...
Author: Guy Nixon
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The history of the West from the Natives perspective and the world wide forces affecting them are rarely found in our history books. for the tribes in the West the history before the 1840's is poorly understood and when taken out of context seems to make no sense to the casual reader. In particular the history of the Natives in Northern California seems to be completely overlooked. These people had a turbulent history prior to the Gold Rush of 1849 and while run over in the flood of immigration their history continued . This fascinating part of our Nation's history and the context in which it occurred is the heart of this work.
Foreword Not long after we moved to the town of Sennar in central Sudan in
1980, we met a family described as Malakiyya people, al-nass al-Malaleiyya.
Though not an ethnic label I recognized, I assumed this was some tribal group
like the ...
Author: Susan M. Kenyon
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
This historical ethnography of Central Sudan explores the century-old intertwining of zar, spirit possession, with lives of ex-slaves. Despite very different social and cultural contexts, it has continued to be shaped by the experience of slavery. As the treatment of last resort, zar addresses a wide range of problems brought predominantly by women through participation in colorful and often opaque ritual events. Drawing on field research spanning three decades and laced with participants' own narratives, Kenyon shows how zar continues to embody subaltern memories of Ottoman Egypt, which shape and support the structure of contemporary beliefs and practices. At the same time, it is the effective articulation of these memories, with the impact of global capitalism and shifting Islamic realities (both political Islam and Sufism), that accounts for zar's ongoing popularity.
Not until spring of 1732 did Ambrose, Frances, and their three children, the eldest
and only son named James, move to the new plantation, accompanied by the
rest of their enslaved people and hauling all their household goods. Ambrose ...
Author: Elizabeth Dowling Taylor
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Paul Jennings was born into slavery on the plantation of James and Dolley Madison in Virginia, later becoming part of the Madison household staff at the White House. Once finally emancipated by Senator Daniel Webster later in life, he would give an aged and impoverished Dolley Madison, his former owner, money from his own pocket, write the first White House memoir, and see his sons fight with the Union Army in the Civil War. He died a free man in northwest Washington at 75. Based on correspondence, legal documents, and journal entries rarely seen before, this amazing portrait of the times reveals the mores and attitudes toward slavery of the nineteenth century, and sheds new light on famous characters such as James Madison, who believed the white and black populations could not coexist as equals; French General Lafayette who was appalled by this idea; Dolley Madison, who ruthlessly sold Paul after her husband's death; and many other since forgotten slaves, abolitionists, and civil right activists.
... a concern among the Royall slaves with making symbolic ties to older kin,
regardless of the ultimate origin of the name. ... have been recognized within their
own family, as the name entered the tradition of both families (Sobel 1987:160).
Author: Alexandra A. Chan
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
"Using traditional archaeological techniques and analysis, as well as theoretical perspectives and representational styles of post-processualist schools of thought, Slavery in the Age of Reason is an innovative volume that portrays the Royall family and the people they enslaved "from the inside out." It should put to rest any lingering myth that the peculiar institution was any less harsh or complex when found in the North." From the bookjacket.
My father had charged me with a mission of some family business of the import-
export variety. Earnest young man that I was, sandy-haired, blue-eyed, with a
handsomely bent nose (which Marzy, our family servant, often joked with me
Author: Alan Cheuse
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Lyrically told and impeccably researched, Song of Slaves in the Desert traces the story of Nathaniel Pereira, a young New Yorker who's called to revive his uncle's South Carolina plantation. Nathaniel is struck by the sobering reality of slavery as he becomes captivated by the young slave Liza. Liza's never known the meaning of freedom, and as Nathaniel plunges into the murky mysteries of slavery, she can see how he might change her life forever. A masterful writer, Cheuse traces the thread of slavery from sixteenth-century Timbuktu and grapples with the wild nature of love.
This was the acquisition of children disguised as adoption, which grew in scale
as the supply of slaves declined. In Sierra Leone in the 1920s, it usually involved
a rural family in the Protectorate sending a child to a "Creole" family in the Colony
Author: Suzanne Miers
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
Miershas written extensively about the slave trade of days past. Here she looks at the period from 1919 to 2000, during which she says the definition of slavery was stretched to cover so many practices that the term became almost meaningless, many of those practices were generally condemned internationally, and contemporary forms of slavery became more widespread and pernicious. She highlights both the campaign against the abuses by non-government organizations, and the efforts by governments to avoid action and evade criticism.
Families are, in the detail, what communities are at large, except that the head, or
master of the family, having a kind of property, either continued or temporary, in
all under his roof, governs by the dictates of discretion, rather than by known ...
Author: James Ramsay
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
First published in 1784, this work campaigns for the improvement of slaves' working conditions in the West Indian sugar plantations.
HOUSEHOLD. SLAVES. Even the poorest of men, claimed Augustine one
Sunday morning in 426, might own several ... to illustrate his considerable
powers of asceticism, Sulpicius Severus had noted that St Martin owned only one
slave while ...
Author: Geoffrey Nathan
The Family in Late Antiquity offers a challenging, well-argued and coherent study of the family in the late Roman world and the influence of the emerging Christian religion on its structure and value. Before the Roman Empire's political disintegration in the west, enormous political, religious and cultural changes took place in the period of late antiquity. This book is the first comprehensive study of the family in the later Roman Empire, from approximately 300 AD to 550 AD. Geoffrey Nathan analyses the classical Roman family as well as early Christian notions of this most basic unit of social organisation. Using these models as a contextual backdrop, he then explores marriage, children, domestic servitude, and other familial institutions in late antiquity. He brings together a diverse collection of sources, transcending traditional studies that have centred on the legal record.
CHAPTER 3 The Broken Circle : Our Family , Black and White The power to stay
or go as one wishes is a critical element in defining freedom , and was even in
antebellum times , but such power was almost never negotiable for slaves in
Author: Dale Edwyna Smith
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
This study focuses on the lives of the black slave majority in the deep South in the mid-19th-century. The topics of civil law, demographics, the role of the church, family life, plantation economics, and gender issues are all revealed through careful study of primary sources previously unexamined by historians. The author has meticulously researched newspapers, court transcripts, county archives, church minutes, plantation journals, and oral histories to produce an astonishingly detailed picture of the lives of blacks and whites during this critical period. The readable narrative was nominated for the Allan Nevins Prize for dissertations in American history in 1993.