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Gale library of daily life : slavery in America / Orville Vernon Burton, editor.

Contributor(s): Burton, Orville Vernon [editor.] | Gale Group.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Gale virtual reference library.Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Gale, c2008Description: 1 online resource (2 v. (568 p.)) : ill.ISBN: 9781414430164 (electronic book); 1414430167 (electronic book).Subject(s): Slavery -- United States -- History | Slavery -- United States -- History -- Sources | Slaves -- United States -- Social conditions | Plantation life -- United States -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Gale library of daily life : slavery in America.DDC classification: 973.71 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Vol. 1. Preface -- List of contributors -- A chronology of slavery in North America -- Introduction -- The middle passage and Africa -- The business of slavery -- Work -- Family and community -- Vol. 2. Chronology -- Religion -- Health, medicine, and nutrition -- Regulating slavery -- Resistance and rebellion -- Reactions to slavery -- War -- Annotated bibliography -- Index.
Summary: Illuminates daily life in slave society in America from colonial times to the end of the Civil War. Provides information on the business and regulation of slavery, the plantation way of life, work, family and community, culture and leisure, health and medicine, religion, resistance and rebellion, and slavery and freedom in the North.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Vol. 1. Preface -- List of contributors -- A chronology of slavery in North America -- Introduction -- The middle passage and Africa -- The business of slavery -- Work -- Family and community -- Vol. 2. Chronology -- Religion -- Health, medicine, and nutrition -- Regulating slavery -- Resistance and rebellion -- Reactions to slavery -- War -- Annotated bibliography -- Index.

Illuminates daily life in slave society in America from colonial times to the end of the Civil War. Provides information on the business and regulation of slavery, the plantation way of life, work, family and community, culture and leisure, health and medicine, religion, resistance and rebellion, and slavery and freedom in the North.

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Gr 9 Up-This comprehensive survey of slavery in the United States between 1619 and the Civil War is valuable because of its emphasis on the effects of the daily lives of slaves, slaveholders, poor whites, Native Americans, and free blacks. Chapters are organized into sections covering subjects such as the Middle Passage and Africa; work; family and community; culture and leisure; health; religion; the business of slavery; resistance and rebellion; and historical reactions for and against the institution. The signed articles-each followed by a short bibliography-are scholarly, but not dense, and generally quote other experts. Controversial topics are presented in a balanced way, discussing both sides of the theory that suggests slave quilts contained secret codes, for instance. This thought-provoking and thorough reference work will appeal to both general and scholarly audiences. American history students will find it useful for reports and background information. Browsers will appreciate the book's liberal use of sidebars and black-and-white reproductions of historical documents, photographs, drawings, and woodcuts. This will work well as a companion to Dorothy Schneider and Carl J. Schneider's Slavery in America (Facts On File, 2007), which is accessible to a younger audience and offers more primary sources.-Patricia N. McClune, Conestoga Valley High School Library, Lancaster, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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