Slavery in Alabama / Edition 1

Slavery in Alabama / Edition 1

by James Benson Sellers
     
 

Since its initial publication in 1950, Slavery in Alabama remains the only comprehensive statewide study of the institution of slavery in Alabama. Sellers concentrates on examining the social and economic aspects of how slavery operated in the state. After a brief discussion of slavery under imperial rulers of the colonial and territorial periods, Sellers focuses on… See more details below

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Since its initial publication in 1950, Slavery in Alabama remains the only comprehensive statewide study of the institution of slavery in Alabama. Sellers concentrates on examining the social and economic aspects of how slavery operated in the state. After a brief discussion of slavery under imperial rulers of the colonial and territorial periods, Sellers focuses on the transplantation of the slavery system from the Atlantic seaboard states to Alabama. Sellers used the primary sources available to him, including government documents, county and city records, personal papers, church records, and newspapers. His discussions of the church and the slave, and his treatment of the proslavery defense, deepen the comprehensiveness of his study. His two sections of photographs are special touches showing former slaves and churches with slave galleries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817305949
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
06/28/1994
Series:
Library Alabama Classics Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Preface
IIn the Colonial and Territorial Periods1
IIPlantation and Planters19
IIIThe Work of the Plantation: Overseer and Slave44
IVThe Slave and the Plantation81
VTraffic in Slaves141
VIHired Slave and Town Slave195
VIIThe Legal Status of the Slave215
VIIICrimes and Punishments of Slaves242
IXRunaways266
XThe Church and the Slave294
XIThe Defense of Slavery332
XIIThe Free Negro in Alabama Before 1865361
Bibliography399
Index411

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