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The quarters and the fields : slave families in the non-cotton South, Damian Alan Pargas

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The quarters and the fields : slave families in the non-cotton South
Title
The quarters and the fields
Title remainder
slave families in the non-cotton South
Statement of responsibility
Damian Alan Pargas
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In The Quarters and the Fields, Damian Pargas provides a unique approach to the examination of slavery. Rather than focusing on slave work and family life on cotton plantations, he compares the practice of slavery among the other major agricultural cultures in the nineteenth-century South: tobacco, mixed grain, rice, and sugar cane
  • In doing so, Pargas reveals how the demands of different types of masters and crops influenced work patterns and habits, which in turn shaped slaves' family life. Demanding labor arrangements in Virginia forced slave mothers to find childcare from white mistresses or elderly slaves. South Carolina slave owners' focus on task completion rather than gang labor led to enslaved field hands having more time to spend with their families and engage in work on their own behalf. In Louisiana, the long brutal days of cane cultivation left slaves little time for family contact but provided them with unique opportunities to improve their families' material conditions
  • By presenting a broader view of the complex forces that shaped enslaved people's family lives, not only from outside but also from within, this book takes an inclusive approach to the slave agency debate. These families negotiated a variety of boundaries and opportunities, and, as Pargas reveals, the differences had much more to do with local needs and customs than with the institution of slavery itself. The Quarters and the Fields offers a means for understanding slave families as they truly were: dynamic social units that were formed and existed under different circumstances across time and space. --Book Jacket
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DLC
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Pargas, Damian Alan
Dewey number
975/.041
Index
index present
LC call number
E443
LC item number
.P37 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New perspectives on the history of the South
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • Plantation life
  • Slavery
  • African American families
  • Agriculture
  • Geography
  • Southern States
  • Slaven (arbeid)
  • Slavernij
  • Families
Label
The quarters and the fields : slave families in the non-cotton South, Damian Alan Pargas
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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 : agency, diversity, and slave families -- Three slave societies of the non-cotton South -- The nature of agricultural labor -- Family contact during working hours -- Family-based internal economies -- Slaveholding across time and space -- Marriage strategies and family formation -- Forced separation -- Weathering different storms
Control code
609872080
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 259 pages
Isbn
9780813035147
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010017081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)609872080
Label
The quarters and the fields : slave families in the non-cotton South, Damian Alan Pargas
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 : agency, diversity, and slave families -- Three slave societies of the non-cotton South -- The nature of agricultural labor -- Family contact during working hours -- Family-based internal economies -- Slaveholding across time and space -- Marriage strategies and family formation -- Forced separation -- Weathering different storms
Control code
609872080
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 259 pages
Isbn
9780813035147
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010017081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)609872080

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