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Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made

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This landmark history of slavery in the South—a winner of the Bancroft Prize—challenged conventional views of slaves by illuminating the many forms of resistance to dehumanization that developed in slave society.

Rather than emphasizing the cruelty and degradation of slavery, historian Eugene Genovese investigates the ways that slaves forced their owners to acknowledge their humanity through culture, music, and religion. Not merely passive victims, the slaves in this account actively engaged with the paternalism of slaveholding culture in ways that supported their self-respect and aspirations for freedom. Roll, Jordan, Roll covers a vast range of subjects, from slave weddings and funerals, to the language, food, clothing, and labor of slaves, and places particular emphasis on religion as both a major battleground for psychological control and a paradoxical source of spiritual strength. Displaying keen insight into the minds of both slaves and slaveholders, Roll, Jordan, Roll is a testament to the power of the human spirit under conditions of extreme oppression.

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Synopsis:

A reevaluation of the master-slave relationship in American history.

Table of Contents

Book One: God is Not Mocked

Part 1. Of the Willing and the Obedient

Part 2. ...and the Children Brought Up

Book Two: The Rock and the Church

Part 1. Of the God of the Living

Part 2. ...and Every Man According as His Work Shall Be

Book Three: The Valley of the Shadow

Part 1. Of the Sons of Jacob

Part 2. ...and the Coat of Many Colors

Book Four: Whom God Hath Hedged In

Product Details

ISBN:
9780394716527
Author:
Genovese, Eugene D.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Genovese, Eugene D.
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Slaves
Subject:
Slaves -- United States -- Social conditions.
Subject:
Historia da america - politica e sociedade
Subject:
Esclavitud en EE.UU
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Americana-General
Subject:
slavery;history;american history;non-fiction;19th century;civil war;african american;antebellum;race;southern history;south;us;us history;black studies;old south;black history;african american history;slaves;america;culture;american slavery
Subject:
slavery;history;american history;non-fiction;19th century;civil war;african american;antebellum;race;southern history;south;us;us history;black studies;old south;black history;african american history;slaves;america;culture;american slavery
Subject:
slavery;history;american history;non-fiction;19th century;civil war;african american;antebellum;race;southern history;south;us;us history;black studies;old south;black history;african american history;slaves;america;culture;american slavery
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
no. 18-19
Publication Date:
January 1976
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
864
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 1.5 in 1.3713 lb

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