Black Slaveowners: Free Black Slave Masters in South Carolina, 1790-1860

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McFarland, 18 nov 2011 - 300 pagine
Most Americans, both black and white, believe that slavery was a system maintained by whites to exploit blacks, but this authoritative study reveals the extent to which African Americans played a significant role as slave masters. Examining South Carolina’s diverse population of African-American slaveowners, the book demonstrates that free African Americans widely embraced slavery as a viable economic system and that they—like their white counterparts—exploited the labor of slaves on their farms and in their businesses. Drawing on the federal census, wills, mortgage bills of sale, tax returns, and newspaper advertisements, the author reveals the nature of African-American slaveholding, its complexity, and its rationales. He describes how some African-American slave masters had earned their freedom but how many others—primarily mulattoes born of free parents—were unfamiliar with slavery’s dehumanization.
 

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Indice

Chapter One Free Black Slaveholding and the Federal Census
5
Chapter Two The Numbers and Distribution of Black
18
Chapter Three From Slavery to Freedom to Slaveownership
31
Chapter Four Buying My Chidrum from Ole Massa
45
Chapter Five Neither a Slave Nor a Free Person
69
Fact or Fiction?
80
Chapter Seven White Rice White Cotton Brown Planters
102
A Need for Labor
140
Brown
160
Chapter Ten No More Black Massa
187
Appendix A Tables for Chapter One
201
Appendix B Table for Chapter Two
209
Tables for Chapter Six
231
Index
275
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Historian Larry Koger lives in Largo, Maryland.

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