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The Resource Slave counterpoint : Black culture in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake and Lowcountry, Phillip D. Morgan

Slave counterpoint : Black culture in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake and Lowcountry, Phillip D. Morgan

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Slave counterpoint : Black culture in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake and Lowcountry
Title
Slave counterpoint
Title remainder
Black culture in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake and Lowcountry
Statement of responsibility
Phillip D. Morgan
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Language
eng
Summary
On the eve of the American Revolution, nearly three-quarters of all African Americans in mainland British America lived in two regions: the Chesapeake, centered in Virginia, and the Lowcountry, with its hub in South Carolina. Here, Philip Morgan compares and contrasts African American life in these two regional black cultures, exploring the differences as well as the similarities. The result is a detailed and comprehensive view of slave life in the colonial American South. Morgan explores the role of land and labor in shaping culture, the everyday contacts of masters and slaves that defined the possibilities and limitations of cultural exchange, and finally the interior lives of blacks--their social relations, their family and kin ties, and the major symbolic dimensions of life: language, play, and religion. He provides a balanced appreciation for the oppressiveness of bondage and for the ability of slaves to shape their lives, showing that, whatever the constraints, slaves contributed to the making of their history. Victims of a brutal, dehumanizing system, slaves nevertheless strove to create order in their lives, to preserve their humanity, to achieve dignity, and to sustain dreams of a better future.--
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 1998
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Amazon.com
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157237
Cataloging source
DLC
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1949-
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Morgan, Philip D.
Dewey number
975.5/1800496
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F232.C43
LC item number
M67 1998
Literary form
non fiction
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Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture
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True
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  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Plantation life
  • Plantation life
  • Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)
  • South Carolina
Target audience
adult
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black culture in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake and Lowcountry
Label
Slave counterpoint : Black culture in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake and Lowcountry, Phillip D. Morgan
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 703 pages
Isbn
9780807847176
Lccn
97040316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
37608307
Label
Slave counterpoint : Black culture in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake and Lowcountry, Phillip D. Morgan
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 703 pages
Isbn
9780807847176
Lccn
97040316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
37608307

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