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Murder at Montpelier: Igbo Africans in Virginia
     

Murder at Montpelier: Igbo Africans in Virginia

by Douglas B. Chambers
 

ISBN-10: 1578067065

ISBN-13: 9781578067060

Pub. Date: 03/01/2005

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi

The story of the poisoning of President James Madison's grandfather and the solidarity of a slave community's traditions

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The story of the poisoning of President James Madison's grandfather and the solidarity of a slave community's traditions

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578067060
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Part 1Igbo Africans
Chapter 1Atlantic Africans and the Charter Event of Montpelier3
Chapter 2Out of Calabar: The Igbo Hinterland22
Chapter 3Village-Level Society in "Eboan Africa"38
Chapter 4The Significance of Poison67
Part 2In Virginia
Chapter 5The Seating of Mt. Pleasant and the Development of a Regional Community75
Chapter 6The Madison's Slave Community: The Charter Generation96
Chapter 7A Montpelier Community of Slaves: The Creolizing Generation112
Chapter 8The Creole Generations: Peak and Decline128
Chapter 9A Long Memory143
Chapter 10Historical Creolization in Virginia159
Conclusion: A Thread of Evidence188
Appendixes
ANew Virginia Slave Trade Statistics, 1676-1775193
BMadison Family Slave Population, 1720-1850198
CCensus of Madison Family Slaves, 1732-1868209
DSelected Orange County Tithables, 1738-1782232
EDispersal of Madison Family Slaves, 1770s-1850s240
FAccount of Montpelier Plantation, ca. 1795245
Notes247
Bibliography295
Index319

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