Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1670 through the Stono Rebellion


A groundbreaking study of two cultures in early America.Black Majority won the Albert J. Beveridge Award of the American Historical Association.

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A groundbreaking study of two cultures in early America.Black Majority won the Albert J. Beveridge Award of the American Historical Association.

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Editorial Reviews

Jack P. Greene
“Easily the most thorough and the most penetrating case study yet written of the Afro-American population during the slave period. . . . Fascinating and instructive.”
Edmund S. Morgan
“Mr. Wood has gone beyond any previous study of the history of slavery in the colonial period. . . . He has given us new perspectives not only on slavery but on human relationships in early America.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393314823
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/17/1996
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,462,801
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter H. Wood is professor of American history at Duke University.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2000

    Gifted, well-researched writing

    In this intriguing study, Peter H. Wood tells the story of Blacks in South Carolina from the first British settlement in 1670 to the outbreak of the Stono Rebellion in 1739. White planters, eager to get rich in the new colony, at first welcomed Black enterprise. As Euro-Americans seized upon plantation agriculture, they increasingly tried to suppress Black initiative. With gifted style and well-researched scholarship, Wood conveys the steadily increasing tension that preceded the outbreak of rebellion.

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