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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 lives 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 nevertheless strove to create order in their lives, to preserve their humanity, to achieve dignity, and to sustain dreams of a better future.

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The closest [examination] yet made of slave life anywhere before the nineteenth century.

New York Review of Books Morgan's synthesis draws upon a wealth of social, political, legal, economic, literary, religious and anthropological sources.

Los Angeles Times Book Review (Best Nonfiction Books of 1998 issue) A monumental social history of slavery in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake region and in the Carolina and Georgia low country.

Robert L. Paquette, Washington Times [Reminds]modern readers that the world of the 18th century is not so distant as they sometimes imagine.

New York Times Book Review The most comprehensive social history of slavery yet written.

American Historical Review

Synopsis:

A detailed comparison of 18th-century slave life in the two areas where their population was centered: the Chesapeake region of Virginia and the South Carolina Lowcountry.

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Illustrations and Tables

Abbreviations

Introduction

Prelude. Two Infant Slave Societies

Part I. Contours of the Plantation Experience

1. Two Plantation Worlds

Two Landscapes

Two Plantation Systems

Two Populations

2. Material Life

Housing

Dress

Diet

3. Fieldwork

Seasons of Labor

Organization of Labor

Patterns of Labor

4. Skilled Work

Occupational Structures

The Life Cycle of Skilled Workers

Drivers and Foremen

Artisans

Watermen

Household Slaves

Part II. Encounters between Whites and Blacks

5. Patriarchs, Plain Folk, and Slaves

Masters and Slaves

Plain Folk and Slaves

6. Economic Exchanges between Whites and Blacks

Channels of Communication

Field Hands and Overseers

Slaves in the Middle

Constant Companions

Trade

7. Social Transactions between Whites and Blacks

Violence

Sex

Recreation

Religion

Part III. The Black World

8. African American Societies

Africans

Creoles and Africans

Creoles

Blacks and Indians

Slaves and Free Blacks

9. Family Life

Structures

Stability

Moving and Staying

The Significance of Kin

10. African American Cultures

Words

Play

Soul

Coda. Two Mature Slave Societies

Acknowledgments

Index

Illustrations and Tables

Plates

1. Industry and Idleness

2. Artifacts

3. Residence and Slave Quarters of Mulberry Plantation

4. Extraordinary Appearances in the Heavens, and on Earth

5. Ferry Tract Plantation

6. SW View of the Settlement of Hartford

7. Fairlawn Plantation

8. Frogmore Plantation

9. Plantation of John Middleton

10. Mortar and Pestle

11. Plantation of John Bull

12. Indigo Culture

13. Perry Hall Slave Quarters with Field Hands at Work

14. Residence of George Heinrick Repold, Lexington Street near Fremont Avenue

15. Colono Ware Jug

16. Blacks Working on the James River

17. Portrait of a Man / Virginia Luxuries

18. Alic, a Fairthful and Humerous Old Servant

19. An Overseer Doing His Duty

20. The Old Plantation

21. Drum and Cane

22. Preparations for the Enjoyment of a Fine Sunday among the Blacks, Norfolk

23. A South View of Julianton Plantation, the Property of Francis Levett, Esqr.

Maps

1. The Coastal Origins of African Slaves

2. The Distribution of Black Slaves in South Carolina, 1720-1790

3. The Distribution of Black Slaves in Virginia, 1750-1790

Figures

1. Adult Sex Ratios among Slaves in the Chesapeake and South Carolina, 1705-1775

2.Female-Child Ratios among Slaves in the Chesapeake and South Carolina, 1705-1775

3. Population Pyramids of Slaves in the Chesapeake, 1709-1791

4. Population Pyramids of Slaves in the Lowcountry, 1758-1780

5. The Months When Slaves Ran Away, 1732-1781

6. Labor to Cultivate and Process Rice, circa 1800

7. Age Profile of Africans and Creoles among Adult Male Slaves on Elias Ball's Comingtee Plantation, 1778

8. Age Profile of Africans and Creoles among Slaves Belonging to Colonel Stapleton on Saint Helena Island, 1810

9. Age Profile of Runaways in the Chesapeake and Lowcountry, 1732-1787

Tables

1. Plantation Size in South Carolina, 1720-1779

2. Plantation Size in Virginia, 1720-1779

3. Landholding in South Carolina Parishes, 1745-1785

4. Landholding in Virginia Counties, 1768-1778

5. Primary Production of Virginia and South Carolina Plantations, 1730-1776

6. Primary Equipment on Virginia and South Carolina Plantations, 1730-1776

7. Livestock on Virginia and South Carolina Plantations, 1730-1776

8. Secondary and Tertiary Equipment on Virginia and South Carolina Plantations, 1730-1776

9. African Immigration to Virginia and South Carolina, 1700-1790

10. Africans in the Virginia and South Carolina Slave Populations, 1700-1800

11. Coastal Origins of Virginia and South Carolina Africans, 1710s-1770s

12. Origins of South Carolina's African Immigrants and African Runaways, 1730-1782

13. Passage Time from England via Africa to British America, 1720-1798

14. Age and Sex Composition of Slavers to the Chesapeake and Lowcountry, 1710-1774

15. Children among African Immigrants to South Carolina, 1735-1774, and to the West Indies, 1791-1798

16. Months of Arrival of Virginia and South Carolina Slave Vessels, 1700-1744

17. Time between Arrival of Slave Vessel and Sale Dates, Virginia and South Carolina, 1730-1774

18. The Distribution of Africans among Purchasers in the Chesapeake and Lowcountry, 1689-1786

19. Black Population Growth in Virginia, 1700-1800

20. Black Population Growth in South Carolina, 1700-1800

21. Age at First Conception of Slave Women in the Chesapeake and Lowcountry, 1700s-1790s

22. Skilled Slaves among Inventoried South Carolina Adults, 1730-1799

23. Skilled Workers among South Carolina Runaway Slaves, 1730-1799

24. Occupations of Adult Male Slaves in the Rural Lowcountry, 1730s-1810

25. Occupations of Adult Male Slaves in the Chesapeake, 1733-1809s

26. Age of Runaway Skilled Workers, 1732-1779

27. Age of Skilled Male Slaves, 1730-1809

28. Occupations of Female Slaves on Large Estates in the Lowcountry and Chesapeake, 1757-1809

29. South Carolina Slave Families, 1730-1799

30. Household Structures among Slaves in the Chesapeake, 1733-1775

31. Houshold Structures among Slaves in South Carolina, 1739-1797

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This book has so many amazing reference ideas. I love the title because it lets the view of the slave tell their story.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780807847176
Author:
Morgan, Philip D.
Author:
Omohundro Institute of Early American Hi
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
Plantation life -- South Carolina -- History -- 18th century.
Subject:
Plantation life -- Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- History -- 18th century.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States / Colonial Period(1600-1775)
Subject:
slavery; plantations; African American life; South; Virginia; South Carolina; cultural exchange; British America; Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
South Carolina Race relations.
Subject:
Plantation life -- South Carolina -- History.
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Plantations
Subject:
African-American life
Subject:
South
Subject:
Virginia
Subject:
South carolina
Subject:
cultural exchange
Subject:
British -- America.
Subject:
Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
Subject:
African Ame
Subject:
rican life
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
Omohundro Institute of Early American History and C
Subject:
ulture
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Copyright:
Series:
Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia
Publication Date:
April 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
736
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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Product details 736 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807847176 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The closest [examination] yet made of slave life anywhere before the nineteenth century.

New York Review of Books Morgan's synthesis draws upon a wealth of social, political, legal, economic, literary, religious and anthropological sources.

Los Angeles Times Book Review (Best Nonfiction Books of 1998 issue) A monumental social history of slavery in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake region and in the Carolina and Georgia low country.

Robert L. Paquette, Washington Times [Reminds]modern readers that the world of the 18th century is not so distant as they sometimes imagine.

New York Times Book Review The most comprehensive social history of slavery yet written.

American Historical Review

"Synopsis" by , A detailed comparison of 18th-century slave life in the two areas where their population was centered: the Chesapeake region of Virginia and the South Carolina Lowcountry.
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