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The freedmcn of the Sea Islands, disappointed and disgruntled as they were by
the dashing of their hopes for land, did not enjoy seeing old masters suffer,
whether because they were old masters or because they were human beings in
The freedmen, wrote Harriet Ware, a northern abolitionist from the Sea Islands in
1863, 'hate all change and confusion.' " Ware's observation is accurately reported
, but it had no relationship at all to "an insistence upon order" by the slaves.
stances." That was revealed by slaves then in other places too. In 1804, the slave
Morris superintended Pierce Butler's slaves on a small island north of St. Simon's
Island in the Georgia Sea Islands. During a great storm, Morris's quick thinking ...
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slavery and kinship - mechanisms, strategies... attention to linguistic strategies in naming practices when kin networks are forcible fragmented.....even when the bio bonds aren't there, no possibility for innate proximity that we usually find in kinship systems, kinship isn't gone --- kinship is first and foremost a highly malleable social organization
Send Me Some of the Childrens Hair
Because She Was My Cousin
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