The Resource Strategies for survival : recollections of bondage in Antebellum Virginia, William Dusinberre, (electronic book)

Strategies for survival : recollections of bondage in Antebellum Virginia, William Dusinberre, (electronic book)

Label
Strategies for survival : recollections of bondage in Antebellum Virginia
Title
Strategies for survival
Title remainder
recollections of bondage in Antebellum Virginia
Statement of responsibility
William Dusinberre
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Strategies for Survival conveys the experience of bondage through the words of former slaves themselves. The interviews -- conducted in Virginia in 1937 by WPA interviewers -- are considered among the most valuable of the WPA interviews because in Virginia the interviewers were almost all African Americans; thus the interviewees almost certainly spoke more frankly than they would otherwise have done. Dusinberre uses the interviews to assess the strategies by which slaves sought to survive, despite the severe constrictions bondage imposed upon their lives. Religion and escape were common means of coping with the indignity of family disruption, contempt, and the harsh realities of slavery. However, while Dusinberre recognizes the creativity and variety of slaves' responses to oppression, he acknowledges the dispiriting realities of the limits of slave resistance and agency. - Publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1930-
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Dusinberre, William
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Carter G. Woodson Institute series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Agent (Philosophy)
  • Slavery
  • Virginia
Label
Strategies for survival : recollections of bondage in Antebellum Virginia, William Dusinberre, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10495578
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 251 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Strategies for survival : recollections of bondage in Antebellum Virginia, William Dusinberre, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10495578
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 251 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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