Black Slaveowners: Free Black Slave Masters in South Carolina, 1790-1860

Black Slaveowners: Free Black Slave Masters in South Carolina, 1790-1860

by Larry Koger

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786469314
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 11/18/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 524,778
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Historian Larry Koger lives in Largo, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

List of Tables xi

Foreword Xlll



Introduction 1



1. Free Black Slaveholding and the Federal Census 5

2. The Numbers and Distribution of Black Slaveholding 18

3. From Slavery to Freedom to Slaveownership 31

4. “Buying My Chidrum from Ole Massa” 45

5. Neither a Slave Nor a Free Person 69

6. The Woodson Thesis: Fact or Fiction? 80

7. White Rice, White Cotton, Brown Planters, Black Slaves 102

8. Free Black Artisans: A Need for Labor 140

9. The Denmark Vesey Conspiracy: Brown Masters vs. Black Slaves 160

10. No More Black Massa 187



Appendix A. Tables for Chapter One 201

Appendix B. Table for Chapter Two 209

Appendix C. Tables for Chapter Six 231



Notes 235

Index 275

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