In the Hands of Strangers: Readings on Foreign and Domestic Slave Trading and the Crisis of the Union
Engerman, Stanley L., Civil War History
By Robert Edgar Conrad. (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2001. Pp. xvii, 516. Cloth, $45.00.)
Slave Patrols: Law and Violence in Virginia and the Carolinas. By Sally E. Hadden. (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2001. Pp. xi, 340. Cloth, $35.00.)
As the literature of American slavery continues to be published in what seems to be an accelerating amount, many of the works can be placed in one of two principal categories. One focuses on the constraints and power aspects of the enslavers limiting the behavior of the enslaved and the other on the patterns of behavior and belief of the enslaved during enslavement, with limited attention given to the constraints imposed by planter power. The two books under review fall more into the former category, dealing with two key aspects that have been the basis of master power and control in most slave …
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Publication information: Article title: In the Hands of Strangers: Readings on Foreign and Domestic Slave Trading and the Crisis of the Union. Contributors: Engerman, Stanley L. - Author. Journal title: Civil War History. Volume: 48. Issue: 3 Publication date: September 2002. Page number: 257+. © 1999 Kent State University Press. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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