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The Resource Many thousands gone : the first two centuries of slavery in North America, Ira Berlin

Many thousands gone : the first two centuries of slavery in North America, Ira Berlin

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Many thousands gone : the first two centuries of slavery in North America
Title
Many thousands gone
Title remainder
the first two centuries of slavery in North America
Statement of responsibility
Ira Berlin
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume sketches the complex evolution of slavery and black society from the first arrivals in the early 1600s through the American Revolution. Today most Americans, black and white, identify slavery with cotton, the deep South, and the African-American church. But at the beginning of the nineteenth century, after almost two hundred years of African-American life in mainland North America, few slaves grew cotton, lived in the deep South, or embraced Christianity. The author demonstrates that earlier North American slavery had many different forms and meanings that varied over time and from place to place. He shows that slavery and race did not have a fixed character that endured for centuries but were constantly being constructed or reconstructed in response to changing historical circumstances. This work illustrates that complex nature of American slavery, the falsity of many of our stereotypes, and the unique world wrought by the slaves themselves
Awards note
  • Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 1998.
  • Bancroft Prize, 1999.
Cataloging source
DLC
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1941-
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Berlin, Ira
Dewey number
306.3/62/097309032
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E446
LC item number
.B49 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Rogers D. Spotswood Collection
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  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Slavery
  • United States
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Many thousands gone : the first two centuries of slavery in North America, Ira Berlin
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-485) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Making slavery, making race -- Emergence of Atlantic Creoles in the Chesapeake -- Expansion of Creole society in the North -- Divergent paths in the lowcountry -- Devolution in the lower Mississippi Valley -- The tobacco revolution in the Chesapeake -- Rice revolution in the lowcountry -- Growth and the transformation of black life in the North --Stagnation and transformation in the lower Mississippi Valley -- Slow death of slavery in the North -- The union of African-American society in the upper South -- Fragmentation in the lower South -- Slavery and freedom in the lower Mississippi Valley -- Epilogue: Making race, making slavery
Control code
ocm38966102
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 497 pages
Isbn
9780674002111
Lccn
98019336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38966102
  • (Sirsi) a2009037
Label
Many thousands gone : the first two centuries of slavery in North America, Ira Berlin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-485) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Making slavery, making race -- Emergence of Atlantic Creoles in the Chesapeake -- Expansion of Creole society in the North -- Divergent paths in the lowcountry -- Devolution in the lower Mississippi Valley -- The tobacco revolution in the Chesapeake -- Rice revolution in the lowcountry -- Growth and the transformation of black life in the North --Stagnation and transformation in the lower Mississippi Valley -- Slow death of slavery in the North -- The union of African-American society in the upper South -- Fragmentation in the lower South -- Slavery and freedom in the lower Mississippi Valley -- Epilogue: Making race, making slavery
Control code
ocm38966102
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 497 pages
Isbn
9780674002111
Lccn
98019336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38966102
  • (Sirsi) a2009037

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