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The Resource Slave counterpoint : Black culture in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake and Lowcountry, Phillip D. Morgan

Slave counterpoint : Black culture in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake and Lowcountry, Phillip D. Morgan

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Slave counterpoint : Black culture in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake and Lowcountry
Title
Slave counterpoint
Title remainder
Black culture in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake and Lowcountry
Statement of responsibility
Phillip D. Morgan
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "On the eve of the American Revolution, nearly three-quarters of all African Americans in mainland British America lived in two regions: the Chesapeake, centered in Virginia, and the Lowcountry, with its hub in South Carolina. Here, Philip Morgan compares and contrasts African American life in these two regional Black cultures, exploring the differences as well as the similarities. The result is a detailed and comprehensive view of slave life in the colonial American South."
  • "Morgan explores the role of land and labor in shaping culture, the everyday contacts of masters and slaves that defined the possibilities and limitations of cultural exchange, and finally the interior life of Blacks--their social relations, their family and kin ties, and the major symbolic dimensions of life: language, play, and religion. He provides a balanced appreciation for the oppressiveness of bondage and for the ability of slaves to shape their lives, showing that, whatever the constraints, slaves contributed to the making of their history. Victims of a brutal, dehumanizing system, slaves nonetheless strove to create order to their lives, to preserve their humanity, to achieve dignity, and to sustain dreams of a better future."--The publisher
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1949-
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Morgan, Philip D.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture
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  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • Afro-Americans
  • Afro-Americans
  • Plantation life
  • Plantation life
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)
  • South Carolina
Label
Slave counterpoint : Black culture in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake and Lowcountry, Phillip D. Morgan
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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
Prelude: Two infant slave societies -- PART I: CONTOURS OF THE PLANTATION EXPERIENCE: Two plantation worlds -- Material life -- Fieldwork -- Skilled work -- PART II: ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN WHITES AND BLACKS: Patriarchs, plain folks, and slaves -- Economic exchanges between Whites and Blacks -- Social transactions between Whites and Blacks -- PART III: THE BLACK WORLD: African American societies -- Family life -- African American cultures -- Coda: Two mature slave societies
Control code
020000655968
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 703 p.
Isbn
9780807847176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Slave counterpoint : Black culture in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake and Lowcountry, Phillip D. Morgan
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
Prelude: Two infant slave societies -- PART I: CONTOURS OF THE PLANTATION EXPERIENCE: Two plantation worlds -- Material life -- Fieldwork -- Skilled work -- PART II: ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN WHITES AND BLACKS: Patriarchs, plain folks, and slaves -- Economic exchanges between Whites and Blacks -- Social transactions between Whites and Blacks -- PART III: THE BLACK WORLD: African American societies -- Family life -- African American cultures -- Coda: Two mature slave societies
Control code
020000655968
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 703 p.
Isbn
9780807847176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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