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The Resource Slavery and class in the American South : a generation of slave narrative testimony, 1840-1865, William L. Andrews

Slavery and class in the American South : a generation of slave narrative testimony, 1840-1865, William L. Andrews

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Slavery and class in the American South : a generation of slave narrative testimony, 1840-1865
Title
Slavery and class in the American South
Title remainder
a generation of slave narrative testimony, 1840-1865
Statement of responsibility
William L. Andrews
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Language
eng
Summary
"In William L. Andrews's magisterial study of an entire generation of slave narrators, more than 60 mid-nineteenth-century narratives reveal how work, family, skills, and connections made for social and economic differences among the enslaved of the South. Slave narrators disclosed class-based reasons for violence that broke out between 'impudent,' 'gentleman,' and 'lady' slaves and their resentful "mean masters." Andrews's far-reaching book shows that status and class played key roles in the self- and social awareness and in the processes of liberation portrayed in the narratives of the most celebrated fugitives from U.S. slavery, such as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, William Wells Brown, and William and Ellen Craft. Slavery and Class in the American South explains why social and economic distinctions developed and how they functioned among the enslaved. Noting that the majority of the slave narrators came from the higher echelons of the enslaved, Andrews also pays close attention to the narratives that have received the least notice from scholars, those from the most exploited class, the 'field hands.' By examining the lives of the most and least acclaimed heroes and heroines of the slave narrative, Andrews shows how the dividing edge of social class cut two ways, sometimes separating upper and lower strata of slaves to their enslavers' advantage, but at other times fueling pride, aspiration, and a sense of just deserts among some of the enslaved that could be satisfied by nothing less than complete freedom"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
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Andrews, William L.
Dewey number
306.3/62097509034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E444
LC item number
.A53 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford scholarship online
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  • Slaves' writings, American
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Slaves
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • Slaves' writings, American
  • Southern States
  • Erzählung
  • Klassengesellschaft
  • Schwarze
  • Sklave
  • Sklaverei
  • Soziale Situation
  • USA
Label
Slavery and class in the American South : a generation of slave narrative testimony, 1840-1865, William L. Andrews
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: slaves and privileges -- Emerging class awareness -- Work, status, and social mobility -- Class and conflict: white and black -- The fugitive as class exemplar -- Epilogue: "the record of which we feel so proud today"
Control code
1048941569
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 389 pages
Isbn
9780190908386
Lccn
2018028428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028945387
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1048941569
Label
Slavery and class in the American South : a generation of slave narrative testimony, 1840-1865, William L. Andrews
Publication
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
Introduction: slaves and privileges -- Emerging class awareness -- Work, status, and social mobility -- Class and conflict: white and black -- The fugitive as class exemplar -- Epilogue: "the record of which we feel so proud today"
Control code
1048941569
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 389 pages
Isbn
9780190908386
Lccn
2018028428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028945387
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1048941569

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