The Resource The great stain : witnessing American slavery, Noel Rae

The great stain : witnessing American slavery, Noel Rae

Label
The great stain : witnessing American slavery
Title
The great stain
Title remainder
witnessing American slavery
Statement of responsibility
Noel Rae
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Draws on personal accounts from the transatlantic slave trade era to share firsthand insights into what slavery was actually like from the perspectives of former slaves, slave owners, and African slavers
  • "Comprising personal accounts from an intensely consequential chapter in our country's history, [this book] tells the story of American slavery from its origins in Africa to its abolition with the end of the Civil War. In this new work, Noel Rae integrates firsthand accounts into a narrative history that brings the reader face to face with slavery's everyday reality, expertly weaving together narratives that span hundreds of years. From the travel journals of sixteenth-century Spanish settlers who offered religious instruction and 'protection' in exchange for farm labor, to the diaries of poetess Phillis Wheatley and Reverend Cotton Mather, to Central Park designer Frederick Law Olmsted's book about traveling through the 'cotton states,' to an 1880 speech given by Frederick Douglass, Rae provides a comprehensive accounting of parties from throughout the antebellum history of the nation. Rae also draws on a wide variety of accounts from less distinguished individuals: a surgeon describes the brutal treatment and squalid conditions onboard a slave ship as he made his daily rounds to collect the dead; an Englishman visiting Haiti observes violent uprisings as, separated from the population on the mainland, slaves were able to overpower their captors. Most significant are the texts from and interviews with former slaves themselves, ranging from the famous Solomon Northup to the virtually unknown Mary Reynolds, who was sold away from her mother and subsequently bought back not for sentiment or kindness, but because after losing her daughter, the family's wet nurse began to waste away from grief. Surpassing a dispassionate listing of atrocities, Rae places the reader within the era. Drawing on thousands of original sources, [this book] tells of repression and resistance in a society based on the exploitation of the cheapest labor and fallacies of racial superiority. Meticulously researched, this is a work of history that is profoundly relevant to our world today."--Jacket
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rae, Noel
Dewey number
306.3/620973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
  • E441
  • E441
LC item number
  • .R278 2018
  • .R34 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Slave trade
  • African Americans
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Slave trade
  • Slavery
  • United States
Label
The great stain : witnessing American slavery, Noel Rae
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 571-582) 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
Out of Africa -- The trade -- Personal stories -- The Middle Passage -- The colonies -- The Revolution -- The peculiar institution -- White testimony -- Black experience -- Fugitives -- Resistance -- The positive good -- The abolitionists -- The Civil War
Control code
ocn975365825
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
591 pages
Isbn
9781468315134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
  • (OCoLC)975365825
  • (Sirsi) a2030138
Label
The great stain : witnessing American slavery, Noel Rae
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 571-582) 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
Out of Africa -- The trade -- Personal stories -- The Middle Passage -- The colonies -- The Revolution -- The peculiar institution -- White testimony -- Black experience -- Fugitives -- Resistance -- The positive good -- The abolitionists -- The Civil War
Control code
ocn975365825
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
591 pages
Isbn
9781468315134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
  • (OCoLC)975365825
  • (Sirsi) a2030138

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