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How Did American Slavery Begin? (99 Edition)

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How did slavery in America begin? Gangs of black slaves toiling on large southern plantations dominate many students' ideas of African American history. Although ultimately the reality for most forced immigrants of African descent, the institution of slavery was not inevitable in colonial America. Each of the 5 selections in this volume attempts to show students how slavery emerged, how it became the defining condition for African Americans in the British colonies, and how its development influenced and transformed every aspect of society from colonial law and politics to social relations and cultural values.

About the Author

EDWARD COUNTRYMAN is University Distinguished Professor in the Clements Department of History at Southern Methodist University. He has also taught at the Universities of Warwick and Cambridge; the University of Canterbury; and Yale University. He has published widely on the American Revolution, winning a Bancroft Prize for his book A People in Revolution (1981). Together with Evonne von Heussen-Countryman, he has also published Shane in the British Film Institute Film Classics series.

Table of Contents

  Foreword

  Preface

  A Note for Students

    

PART I. INTRODUCTION

    

  The Beginnings of American Slavery

    Africans and Slavery in Colonial America

    Historians and the Beginnings of Slavery

    

PART II. SOME CURRENT QUESTIONS

    

  1. Was the early "European Atlantic" also an African Atlantic?

    Ira Berlin, From Creole to African: Atlantic Creoles and the Origins of African-American Society in Mainland North America

    

  2. Who enslaved whom?

    Margaret Washington, Gullah Roots, From "A Peculiar People": Slave Religion and Community-Culture among the Gullahs

    

  3. How did the subject of slavery enter American law?

    A. Leon Higginbotham Jr., The Ancestry of Inferiority (1619-1662), From Shades of Freedom: Racial Politics and Presumptions of the American Legal Process

    

  4. How did North America's absolute racial division begin?

    Winthrop D. Jordan, American Chiaroscuro: The Status and Definition of Mulattoes in the British Colonies

    

  5. Did American freedom rest upon American slavery?

    Edmund S. Morgan, Slavery and Freedom: The American Paradox

    

  Making Connections

  Suggestions for Further Reading

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312182618
Other:
Countryman, Edward
Publisher:
Bedford Books
Author:
Countryman, Edward
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
General History
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Slavery -- United States -- History.
Subject:
US History-Colonial America
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Historians at Work
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
150
Dimensions:
9.26 x 5.93 x 0.305 in

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History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
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