Slavery in the South: A State-by-State History

Slavery in the South: A State-by-State History

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by Clayton E. Jewett, John O. Allen, John O. Allen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313320195

ISBN-13: 9780313320194

Pub. Date: 01/30/2004

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Slavery in the United States is once again a topic of contention as politicians and interest groups argue about and explore the possibility of reparations. The subject is clearly not exhausted, and a state-by-state approach fills a critical reference niche. This book is the first comparative summary of the southern slave states from Colonial times to Reconstruction

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Slavery in the United States is once again a topic of contention as politicians and interest groups argue about and explore the possibility of reparations. The subject is clearly not exhausted, and a state-by-state approach fills a critical reference niche. This book is the first comparative summary of the southern slave states from Colonial times to Reconstruction. The history of slavery in each state is a story based on the unique events in that jurisdiction, and is a chronicle of the relationships and interactions between its blacks and whites. Each state chapter explores the genesis, growth and economics of slavery, the life of free and enslaved blacks, the legal codes that defined the institution and affected both whites and blacks, the black experience during the Civil War, and the freedmen's struggle during Emancipation and Reconstruction.

The commonalities and differences can be seen from state to state, and students and other interested readers will find fascinating accounts from ex-slaves that flesh out the fuller picture of slavery state- and country-wide. Included are timelines per state, photos, numerous tables for comparison, and appendixes on the numbers of slaveholders by state in 1860; dates of admission, secession, and readmission; and economic statistics. A bibliography and index complete the volume.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313320194
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/30/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword by Jon L. Wakelyn

Preface

Introduction

Time Line of Significant Events

Alabama

Arkansas

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maryland

Mississippi

Missouri

North Carolina

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

Virginia

Appendix 1: Number of Slaveholders in 1860, by State

Appendix 2: Dates of Admission, Secession, and Readmission

Appendix 3: Economic Statistics

Bibliography

Index

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