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Joining Places

Slave Neighborhoods in the Old South
Kaye, Anthony E. (Book - 2007 )
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Baker & Taylor
A vivid portrait of how slaves transformed plantations into slave neighborhoods is offered in a new interpretation of antebellum slavery that reveals a slave society that comprised an archipelago of many neighborhoods.

The University of North Carolina Press
In this new interpretation of antebellum slavery, Kaye offers a vivid portrait of slaves transforming adjoining plantations into slave neighborhoods. He describes men and women opening paths from their owners' plantations to adjacent farms to go courting and take spouses, to work, to run away, and to otherwise contend with owners and their agents. Demonstrating that neighborhoods prevailed across the South, Kaye reformulates ideas about slave marriage, resistance, independent production, paternalism, autonomy, and the slave community that have defined decades of scholarship. This is the first book about slavery to use the pension files of former soldiers in the Union army, a vast source of rich testimony by ex-slaves.

Joining Places: Slave Neighborhoods in the Old South

Authors: Kaye, Anthony E.
Statement of Responsibility: Anthony E. Kaye
Title: Joining places
slave neighborhoods in the old South
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2007
Characteristics: x, 365 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-342) and index
Subject Headings: Community life Southern States Case studies Slaves Southern States Social conditions Case studies Slaves Southern States Social life and customs Case studies Natchez (Miss. : District) Social conditions Natchez (Miss. : District) Social life and customs African American neighborhoods Mississippi Natchez (District) History Neighborhoods Mississippi Natchez (District) History Community life Mississippi Natchez (District) History Slaves Mississippi Natchez (District) Social conditions Slaves Mississippi Natchez (District) Social life and customs
Topical Term: Community life
Slaves
Slaves
African American neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Community life
Slaves
Slaves
LCCN: 2007003201
ISBN: 0807831034
9780807831038
Research Call Number: Sc E 09-156
JFE 07-6789
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