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The Resource The weeping time : memory and the largest slave auction in American history, Anne C. Bailey

The weeping time : memory and the largest slave auction in American history, Anne C. Bailey

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The weeping time : memory and the largest slave auction in American history
Title
The weeping time
Title remainder
memory and the largest slave auction in American history
Statement of responsibility
Anne C. Bailey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1859, at the largest recorded slave auction in American history, over 400 men, women, and children were sold by the Butler Plantation estates. This book is one of the first to analyze the operation of this auction and trace the lives of slaves before, during, and after their sale. Immersing herself in the personal papers of the Butlers, accounts from journalists that witnessed the auction, genealogical records, and oral histories, Anne C. Bailey weaves together a narrative that brings the auction to life. Demonstrating the resilience of African American families, she includes interviews from the living descendants of slaves sold on the auction block, showing how the memories of slavery have shaped people's lives today. Using the auction as the focal point, The Weeping Time is a compelling and nuanced narrative of one of the most pivotal eras in American history, and how its legacy persists today"--Publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bailey, Anne C.
Dewey number
306.3/6209758
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
E442
LC item number
.B19 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Butler, Pierce
  • Butler family
  • Slave trade
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • Plantation life
  • Plantations
  • Collective memory
Target audience
adult
Label
The weeping time : memory and the largest slave auction in American history, Anne C. Bailey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Part I. The breach. The weeping time -- The auction and American history -- Part II. Linked fates. Pierce Butler and his grandfather's legacy -- Mr. and Mrs. Butler -- More than "hands" : African rhythms and work on the Butler Plantations -- Faith on the Butler estates -- A family divided, a nation divided -- Part III. Healing the breach. Reconstruction and reconnecting threads -- Out of the silence : descendants restore family names -- Epilogue : history and the democratization of memory
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 197 pages
Isbn
9781316643488
Lccn
2017023930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027648080
Other physical details
illustrations, map, genealogical table
System control number
  • 990571490
  • (OCoLC)990571490
Label
The weeping time : memory and the largest slave auction in American history, Anne C. Bailey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Part I. The breach. The weeping time -- The auction and American history -- Part II. Linked fates. Pierce Butler and his grandfather's legacy -- Mr. and Mrs. Butler -- More than "hands" : African rhythms and work on the Butler Plantations -- Faith on the Butler estates -- A family divided, a nation divided -- Part III. Healing the breach. Reconstruction and reconnecting threads -- Out of the silence : descendants restore family names -- Epilogue : history and the democratization of memory
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 197 pages
Isbn
9781316643488
Lccn
2017023930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027648080
Other physical details
illustrations, map, genealogical table
System control number
  • 990571490
  • (OCoLC)990571490

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