Rice and Slaves: Ethnicity and the Slave Trade in Colonial South Carolina

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University of Illinois Press, 1991 - History - 199 pages
Daniel Littlefield's investigation of colonial South Carolinianss preference for some African ethnic groups over others as slaves reveals how the Africans' diversity and capabilities inhibited the development of racial stereotypes and influenced their masters' perceptions of slaves. It also highlights how South Carolina, perhaps more than anywhere else in North America, exemplifies the common effort of Africans and Europeans in molding American civilization.
 

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Contents

The Trade Overseas
33
Plantations Paternalism and Profitability
56
Rice Cultivation and the Slave Trade
74
Perceptions and Social Relations
115
Conclusion
174
Index
195
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About the author (1991)

Daniel C. Littlefield is associate professor of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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