This Species of Property: Slave Life and Culture in the Old South

This Species of Property: Slave Life and Culture in the Old South

This Species of Property: Slave Life and Culture in the Old South

This Species of Property: Slave Life and Culture in the Old South

Synopsis

Owens' fascinating study explores the personality and behavior of the slave within the context of what it meant to be a slave. Based on a variety of plantation records, diaries, slave narratives, travelers' accounts, and other items bearing on the slave's experiences in his relationships toslaveholders, it concentrates on the years between 1770 and 1865.
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