The slave community: plantation life in the antebellum South

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Oxford University Press, Nov 1, 1979 - History - 414 pages
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Examines Black pre-Civil War culture and the slave family, detailing sexual attitudes, courtship practices and wedding ceremonies, childrearing, familial roles, language, and discipline

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Review: The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South

User Review  - David Ward - Goodreads

The Slave Community: Plantation Life In the Antebellum South by John W. Blassingame (Oxford U. Press 1972)( 917.30696). This well-researched volume documents all aspects of life for the plantation slave before the Civil War. My rating: 7/10, finished 2003. Read full review

Review: The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South

User Review  - Johanna Haas - Goodreads

Fascinating and readable. This books examines the slave society as a society - exploring the institutions, life ways, and patterns from both the slave and owners perspective. The prose is as good as a ... Read full review

Contents

Enslavement Acculturation and African Survivals
3
The Americanization of the Slave and the Africanization
49
Culture
105
Copyright

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John W. Blassingame (19401;2000) was a scholar of the history of American slavery and a former chairman of the African American Studies program at Yale University.