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The Resource Slave patrols : law and violence in Virginia and the Carolinas, Sally E. Hadden

Slave patrols : law and violence in Virginia and the Carolinas, Sally E. Hadden

Label
Slave patrols : law and violence in Virginia and the Carolinas
Title
Slave patrols
Title remainder
law and violence in Virginia and the Carolinas
Statement of responsibility
Sally E. Hadden
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Obscured from our view of slaves and masters in America is a critical third party: the state, with its coercive power. This book completes the grim picture of slavery by showing us the origins, the nature, and the extent of slave patrols in Virginia and the Carolinas from the late seventeenth century through the end of the Civil War. Here we see how the patrols, formed by county courts and state militias, were the closest enforcers of codes of governing slaves throughout the South." "Mining a variety of sources, Sally Hadden presents the views of both patrollers and slaves as she depicts the patrols, composed of "respectable" members of society as well as poor whites, often mounted and armed with whips and guns, exerting a brutal and archaic brand of racial control inextricably linked to post-Civil War vigilantism and the Ku Klux Klan. City councils also used patrollers before the war, and police forces afterward, to impose their version of race relations across the South, making the entire region, not just plantations, an armed camp where slave workers were controlled through terror and brutality."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hadden, Sally E.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • music
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Harvard historical studies
Series volume
138
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • Law enforcement
  • Police
  • Violence
  • African Americans
  • Virginia
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
Label
Slave patrols : law and violence in Virginia and the Carolinas, Sally E. Hadden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (p. 321-330) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Of Perpetrators and Police.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Colonial Beginnings and Experiments.
  • p. 6
  • 2.
  • Supervising Patrollers in Town and Country.
  • p. 41
  • 3.
  • Patrol Personnel: "They Jes' Like Policemen, Only Worser".
  • p. 71
  • 4.
  • In Times of Tranquility: Everyday Slave Patrols.
  • p. 105
  • 5.
  • In Times of Crisis: Patrols during Rebellions and Wars.
  • p. 137
  • 6.
  • Patrollers No More: The Civil War Era.
  • p. 167
  • Epilogue: Black Freedom, White Violence: Patrols, Police, and the Klan.
  • p. 203
  • Abbreviations.
  • p. 221
  • Notes.
  • p. 223
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 321
  • Index.
  • p. 331
Control code
020000887257
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 340 p
Isbn
9780674012349
Lccn
lc00061336
Other physical details
ill., facsims., maps, music
Label
Slave patrols : law and violence in Virginia and the Carolinas, Sally E. Hadden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (p. 321-330) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Of Perpetrators and Police.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Colonial Beginnings and Experiments.
  • p. 6
  • 2.
  • Supervising Patrollers in Town and Country.
  • p. 41
  • 3.
  • Patrol Personnel: "They Jes' Like Policemen, Only Worser".
  • p. 71
  • 4.
  • In Times of Tranquility: Everyday Slave Patrols.
  • p. 105
  • 5.
  • In Times of Crisis: Patrols during Rebellions and Wars.
  • p. 137
  • 6.
  • Patrollers No More: The Civil War Era.
  • p. 167
  • Epilogue: Black Freedom, White Violence: Patrols, Police, and the Klan.
  • p. 203
  • Abbreviations.
  • p. 221
  • Notes.
  • p. 223
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 321
  • Index.
  • p. 331
Control code
020000887257
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 340 p
Isbn
9780674012349
Lccn
lc00061336
Other physical details
ill., facsims., maps, music

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