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The Resource Foul means : the formation of a slave society in Virginia, 1660-1740, Anthony S. Parent, Jr

Foul means : the formation of a slave society in Virginia, 1660-1740, Anthony S. Parent, Jr

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Foul means : the formation of a slave society in Virginia, 1660-1740
Title
Foul means
Title remainder
the formation of a slave society in Virginia, 1660-1740
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Anthony S. Parent, Jr
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher description: Challenging the generally accepted belief that the introduction of racial slavery to America was an unplanned consequence of a scarce labor market, Anthony Parent, Jr., contends that during a brief period spanning the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries a small but powerful planter class, acting to further its emerging economic interests, intentionally brought racial slavery to Virginia. Parent bases his argument on three historical developments: the expropriation of Powhatan lands, the switch from indentured to slave labor, and the burgeoning tobacco trade. He argues that these were the result of calculated moves on the part of an emerging great planter class seeking to consolidate power through large landholdings and the labor to make them productive. To preserve their economic and social gains, this planter class inscribed racial slavery into law. The ensuing racial and class tensions led elite planters to mythologize their position as gentlemen of pastoral virtue immune to competition and corruption. To further this benevolent image, they implemented a plan to Christianize slaves and thereby render them submissive. According to Parent, by the 1720s the Virginia gentry projected a distinctive cultural ethos that buffered them from their uncertain hold on authority, threatened both by rising imperial control and by black resistance, which exploded in the Chesapeake Rebellion of 1730
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DLC
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Parent, Anthony S
Government publication
government publication level undetermined
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture
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  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Plantation life
  • Plantation owners
  • Slaves
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Social conflict
  • Virginia
  • Virginia
  • Virginia
Label
Foul means : the formation of a slave society in Virginia, 1660-1740, Anthony S. Parent, Jr
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: Origins: land, labor, and trade -- The landgrab -- The labor switch -- Cyclical crisis, 1680-1723 -- II: Conflicts: race and class -- The laws of slavery -- Revolt and response, 1676-1740 -- Class conflicts, 1724-1740 -- III: Reactions: ideology and religion -- The emergence of patriarchism, 1700-1740 -- Baptism and bondage, 1700-1740 -- Coda: foul means must do, what fair will not -- Black headright patents -- St. Peter's parish
Control code
l82002155801
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 291 p.
Isbn
9780807854860
Lccn
200215580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Foul means : the formation of a slave society in Virginia, 1660-1740, Anthony S. Parent, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: Origins: land, labor, and trade -- The landgrab -- The labor switch -- Cyclical crisis, 1680-1723 -- II: Conflicts: race and class -- The laws of slavery -- Revolt and response, 1676-1740 -- Class conflicts, 1724-1740 -- III: Reactions: ideology and religion -- The emergence of patriarchism, 1700-1740 -- Baptism and bondage, 1700-1740 -- Coda: foul means must do, what fair will not -- Black headright patents -- St. Peter's parish
Control code
l82002155801
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 291 p.
Isbn
9780807854860
Lccn
200215580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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