Black slaveowners : free Black slave masters in South Carolina, 1790-1860
|Format:||Print Book 1995|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
Most Americans, both black and white, believe that slavery was a system exclusively maintained by whites to exploit blacks, but Larry Koger's authoritative study portrays the small yet significant role that African Americans played as masters in the peculiar institution. By profiling South Carolina's diverse population of African-American slaveowners, he demonstrates that free African-Americans embraced slavery as a viable economic system and that they--like their white counterparts--exploited the labor of slaves on their farms and in their businesses.
African American slaveholders
-- South Carolina
Slavery -- South Carolina -- History.
Slaves -- South Carolina -- Social conditions.
African Americans -- Employment -- South Carolina -- History -- 19th century.
South Carolina -- Race relations.
|Publisher|| Columbia, S.C. :University of South Carolina Press,1995
|Edition||1st pbk. ed.|
Reprint. Originally published: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 1985.
xiii, 286 pages ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-273) and index.