Black slaveowners : free Black slave masters in South Carolina, 1790-1860

by Koger, Larry, 1958-

Format: Print Book 1995
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Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 975.7 KOG
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  975.7 KOG
 
 
Summary
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.
Additional Information
Subjects African American slaveholders -- South Carolina -- History.
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.
Language English
Notes Reprint. Originally published: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 1985.
Description xiii, 286 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-273) and index.
ISBN 1570030375 (pbk.)
9781570030376 (pbk.)
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