Foul Means: The Formation of a Slave Society in Virginia, 1660-1740

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UNC Press Books, 2003 - Počet stran: 291
Challenging the generally accepted belief that the introduction of racial slavery to America was an unplanned consequence of a scarce labor market, Anthony Parent, Jr., contends that during a brief period spanning the late seventeenth and early eighteenth

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Solid overview of the early decades of slavery in Virginia, specifically the growth of an elite planter class, the role of Christianity, and the transition from a "baroque" labor system of indentured ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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A rewarding, if tough book to read, Parent's thesis is that the creation of an authoritarian slavery-based society in Virginia was a conscious choice of the social leadership of the colony, not the ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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The Landgrab
9
The Labor Switch
55
Cyclical Crises 16801723
80
Conflicts Race and Class
103
The Laws of Slavery
105
Revolt and Response 16761740
135
Class Conflicts 17241740
173
Reactions Ideology and Religion
195
The Emergence of Patriarchism 17001740
197
Baptism and Bondage 17001740
236
Foul Means Must Do What Fair Will Not
265
Black Headright Patents
269
St Peters Parish
276
Index
285
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Strana 3 - If we stop history at a given point, then there are no classes but simply a multitude of individuals with a multitude of experiences. But if we watch these men over an adequate period of social change, we observe patterns in their relationships, their ideas, and their institutions. Class is defined by men as they live their own history, and, in the end, this is its only definition.

O autorovi (2003)

Anthony S. Parent, Jr., is associate professor of history at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.

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