How did American slavery begin? : readings /

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Other Authors: Countryman, Edward.
Format: Book
Published:Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, ©1999.
Series:Historians at work.
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Table of Contents:
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • A Note for Students
  • Part 1. Introduction
  • The Beginnings of American Slavery
  • Africans and Slavery in Colonial America
  • Historians and the Beginnings of Slavery
  • Part 2. Some Current Questions
  • 1.. Was the early "European Atlantic" also an African Atlantic? From Creole to African: Atlantic Creoles and the Origins of African-American Society in Mainland North America / Ira Berlin
  • 2.. Who enslaved whom? Gullah Roots, From "A Peculiar People": Slave Religion and Community-Culture among the Gullahs / Margaret Washington
  • 3.. How did the subject of slavery enter American law? The Ancestry of Inferiority (1619-1662), From Shades of Freedom: Racial Politics and Presumptions of the American Legal Process / A. Leon Higginbotham Jr.
  • 4.. How did North America's absolute racial division begin? American Chiaroscuro: The Status and Definition of Mulattoes in the British Colonies / Winthrop D. Jordan
  • 5.. Did American freedom rest upon American slavery? Slavery and Freedom: The American Paradox / Edmund S. Morgan
  • Making Connections
  • Suggestions for Further Reading

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