Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves

Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves

by Ira Berlin, Berlin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674010612

ISBN-13: 9780674010611

Pub. Date: 03/25/2003

Publisher: Harvard University Press

"Ira Berlin traces the history of African-American slavery in the United States from its beginnings in the seventeenth century to its fiery demise nearly three hundred years later." Generations of Captivity is essential reading for anyone interested in the evolution and transformation of antebellum America. Connecting the Charter Generations of slaves to the…  See more details below

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"Ira Berlin traces the history of African-American slavery in the United States from its beginnings in the seventeenth century to its fiery demise nearly three hundred years later." Generations of Captivity is essential reading for anyone interested in the evolution and transformation of antebellum America. Connecting the Charter Generations of slaves to the development of Atlantic society in the seventeenth century, the Plantation Generations to the reconstruction of the colonial society in the eighteenth century, the Revolutionary Generations to the Age of Revolution, and the Migration Generations to American expansionism in the nineteenth century, Berlin integrates the history of slavery into the larger story of American life. He demonstrates how enslaved black people, through constant struggle, prepared for the moment when they could seize liberty and declare themselves Freedom Generations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674010611
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/25/2003
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.46(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: slavery and freedom1
1Charter generations21
2Plantation generations51
3Revolutionary generations97
4Migration generations159
Epilogue: Freedom generations245
Tables272
Abbreviations280
Notes284
Acknowledgments363
Index365

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