The Culture and community of slavery

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Garland , New York
Slaves -- United States -- Social conditions., Slaves -- Southern States -- Social conditions., African Americans., African Americans -- Southern St


United States, Southern States, Southern St

Statementedited with an introduction by Paul Finkelman.
SeriesArticles on American slavery ;, vol. 8
ContributionsFinkelman, Paul, 1949-
LC ClassificationsE443 .C85 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 404 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2201813M
ISBN 100824067886
LC Control Number89023505

The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South. Examines Black pre-Civil War culture and the slave family, detailing sexual attitudes, courtship practices and wedding ceremonies, childrearing, familial roles, language, and discipline.4/5. should be read by anyone seeking a more in-depth and nuanced understanding of chattel slavery and how it worked on a day-to-day basis as well as at a more overarching level.

this research does an outstanding job of connecting enslaved africans and their american-born descendents to the culture, rituals, customs, and traditions of the by: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Culture and community of slavery.

New York: Garland, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors. Slave religion and culture. In much the same way they viewed slave marriage, planters also saw religion as a means of controlling their slaves, and they encouraged it.

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Slaves, in The Culture and community of slavery book prayer house built on the plantation or at services in their master's nearby church, heard time and again a simple sermon—obey your master and do not steal or lie.

Reviews "Has excellent chapters to use regarding slave culture and community Goes a long way in building a base in understanding the uniqueness of the Black experience in America."--Russell Wigginton, University of Illinois "This is probably the best introduction to American slavery available, perfectly suited to undergraduates, and indispensable to anyone interested in the.

Consider two books. American Counterpoint is the work of a distinguished white history professor at Yale, who is now over sixty years of age—and who was born in Arkansas.

It appeared in A year later John Blassingame—also a Yale faculty historian- emerges with his study, The Slave Community. Blassingame is a Southerner by birth, too. The Slave Community, originally published inrepresents serious research documenting slave life.

The edition added data on African impacts on American culture and the influence of Southern churches, which Blassingame called the key institution to an understanding of antebellum society.

Slavery - Slavery - Slave culture: The institution of slavery usually tried to deny its victims their native cultural identity. Torn out of their own cultural milieus, they were expected to abandon their heritage and to adopt at least part of their enslavers’ culture.

As historian Colin A. Palmer reminds us, "blacks created a culture not because they were slaves, but because that was a function of being human even if they lived in a hostile environment." The Culture and community of slavery book White slaveholders had their own plantation "culture," of course, with traditions, rituals, and unspoken assumptions that were alien to the earliest slaves.

Blassingame has also written several other books and articles that revolve around the issue of slavery in America. The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South shows that slaves were not the obedient workers that previous authors had suggested they were.

Instead, Blassingame suggests that black American slaves were instead forced to endure servant. Winner of several national awards including the Pulitzer Prize, this classic study by David Brion Davis has given new direction to the historical and sociological research of society's attitude towards slavery.

Davis depicts the various ways different societies have responded to the intrinsic contradictions of slavery from antiquity to the early 's in order to establish the uniqueness. Slaves were so expensive that less than one tenth of the population owned at least one slave; fewer than one per cent owned more than ten.

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Those who. Slave culture in colonial North America was largely a combination of tribal African culture, Christian worship, and resistance. In many respects, American slave culture was a culture of survival and defiance against the American slave system.

The problem of slavery in Western culture by David Brion Davis; 5 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Slavery, Slavery and the church, Kritik, Aspect religieux, Sklaverei, Geschichte, Cultuur, Esclavage, Slavernij, Het Westen. Slave culture: Music From the beginning on the American colonies inall the way toslavery was a massive part of the economy and culture of the U.S.

American was practically built on slave. Afterthe slave trade was no longer legal, but there was still a need for slaves. So they began an internal slave trade. Slaves were bought in the upper south and sold to the deep south. This impacted the psychological health of the slaves.

They lived in constant fear of being sold in the internal slave trade. Slavery has been found among many groups of low material culture, as in the Malay Peninsula and among some Native Americans; it also has occurred in more highly developed societies, such as the southern United States.

Since the 20th cent., the term slavery has been more broadly understood as including forced labor generally. History. Even so, with much of the religious life of the slave community existing as an "invisible institution," beyond the purview of whites or formal churches, white control over African-American.

He also explores the important but often neglected issue of the Africanization of the South--how southern Whites acculturated to African American culture.

Having laid this foundation, two moving chapters ensue.

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Blassingame documents slave family life with all its harrowing, horrible obstacles/5. "Slavery and Community" In this podcast, Professor Greg Downs discusses the many ways that enslaved people sought to create community and resist the conditions of slavery.

Part 1 Part 2. Source | American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning, The Impact of Slavery on Societies. The decisions and actions that one makes on a daily basis all have consequences, even if these consequences may be favorable or dreadful, many tend to have lasting effects.

The concept of slavery was a person’s decision to enslave another human being and has been around for hundreds of years. Slave-holdings in the city itself however were larger in size, less isolated and thus more fertile to the eventual creation of a unique slave culture and identity, albeit only in the waning years of slavery at the Cape.

Cape Town was a mercantile community, the centre of the colony’s administration and a bustling hub of activity and trading. Books similar to The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture Find books like The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture from the world’s largest community of readers.

Goodreads members who liked The Problem of Slave. African words, numerals, and sentences used by former slaves in Georgia and South Carolina in the s -- Appendix III.

Statistics on slaves and slavery: observations and tables Examines Black pre-Civil War culture and the slave family, detailing sexual attitudes, courtship practices and wedding ceremonies, childrearing, familial roles Pages: Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books.

My library. The Cultural Significance of Solomon Northup’s Twelve Years a Slave by Mollie Lieblich Drugged and beaten, Solomon Northup was illegally kidnapped from his hometown in Saratoga Springs in upstate New York and taken to Washington, D.C.

in Slavery, condition in which one human being was owned by another. A slave was considered by law as property, or chattel, and was deprived of most of the rights ordinarily held by free persons. Learn more about the history, legality, and sociology of slavery in this article.

This month I interviewed Dr. Jeff Forret, Professor and Distinguished Faculty Research Fellow at Lamar is the author of Race Relations at the Margins: Slaves and Poor Whites in the Antebellum Southern Countryside and co-editor of New Directions in Slavery Studies: Commodification, Community, and Comparison.

Forret was born in the small rural community. Her book, Self-Taught: African American Education in Slavery and Freedom, published by the University of North Carolina Press inreceived several book awards, including the Lillian Smith Book Prize.

She is currently writing a book on separation of African American families during the antebellum period and efforts to reunify families.

Using psychology, the author analyzes fugitive slave narratives published in the 19th century to conclude that an independent culture developed among the enslaved and that there were a variety of personality types exhibited by slaves.

Text. Selections from the WPA interviews of formerly enslaved African Americans, –, from The Making of African American Identity, Vol. I Secondary Source: “How Slavery Affected African American Families” by Heather Andrea Williams in Freedom’s Story from the National Humanities Center Text Type.

Narrative non-fiction with a clear purpose, slightly complex .Cape Malays (Afrikaans: Kaapse Maleiers) are an ethnic group or community in South name is derived from the Cape of Good Hope and the Malay people originally from Malay archipelago, mostly from the Dutch East Indies colony (present-day Indonesia), a Dutch colony for several centuries, and Dutch Malacca, which the Dutch held from to The community.Digital History ID Through their families, religion, folklore, and music, as well as more direct forms of resistance, Africans-Americans resisted the debilitating effects of slavery and created a vital culture supportive of human dignity.

In addition, slaves exerted a profound influence on all aspects of American culture.