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Them Dark Days: Slavery in the American Rice Swamps / Edition 1
     

Them Dark Days: Slavery in the American Rice Swamps / Edition 1

by William Dusinberre
 

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ISBN-10: 0820322105

ISBN-13: 9780820322100

Pub. Date: 04/28/2000

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

Them Dark Days is a study of the callous, capitalistic nature of the vast rice plantations along the southeastern coast. It is essential reading for anyone whose view of slavery’s horrors might be softened by the current historical emphasis on slave community and family and slave autonomy and empowerment.

Looking at Gowrie and Butler Island

Overview

Them Dark Days is a study of the callous, capitalistic nature of the vast rice plantations along the southeastern coast. It is essential reading for anyone whose view of slavery’s horrors might be softened by the current historical emphasis on slave community and family and slave autonomy and empowerment.

Looking at Gowrie and Butler Island plantations in Georgia and Chicora Wood in South Carolina, William Dusinberre considers a wide range of issues related to daily life and work there: health, economics, politics, dissidence, coercion, discipline, paternalism, and privilege. Based on overseers’ letters, slave testimonies, and plantation records, Them Dark Days offers a vivid reconstruction of slavery in action and casts a sharp new light on slave history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820322100
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.56(d)

Table of Contents

IGowrie: A Manigault Estate
1.Gentleman Capitalists3
2.Manigaults and Heywards28
3.The Charnel House48
4.Unhappy Families84
5.Dissidence122
6.Privilege178
IIButler Island
7.Frances Kemble213
8.Mothers and Children235
9.Degradation248
10.Morale265
IIIRobert Allston's Plantations
11.The Capitalist as Rice Planter285
12.Coercion302
13.Privileged Slaves319
14.White Supremacy and Paternalist Theory350
IVThe Wider Scene
15.The Rice Kingdom387
16.Retrospect417
17.Slavery429
Appendixes437
Notes463
Index541

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