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
     
 

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.

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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
Sales rank:
976,086
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.56(d)

Table of Contents

1Gentleman Capitalists3
2Manigaults and Heywards28
3The Charnel House48
4Unhappy Families84
5Dissidence122
6Privilege178
7Frances Kemble213
8Mothers and Children235
9Degradation248
10Morale265
11The Capitalist as Rice Planter285
12Coercion302
13Privileged Slaves319
14White Supremacy and Paternalist Theory350
15The Rice Kingdom387
16Retrospect417
17Slavery429
Appendixes437
Notes463
Index541

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