Joining Places: Slave Neighborhoods in the Old South (John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture)

Joining Places: Slave Neighborhoods in the Old South (John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture)

By: Anthony E. Kaye (author)Paperback

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This title remaps slave society. In this new interpretation of antebellum slavery, Anthony 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.

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About Author

ANTHONY E. KAYE is assistant professor of American history at Pennsylvania State University.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/07/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780807861790
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 376
  • ID: 9780807861790
  • weight: 544
  • ISBN10: 0807861790

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