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The Resource Generations of captivity : a history of African-American slaves, Ira Berlin

Generations of captivity : a history of African-American slaves, Ira Berlin

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Generations of captivity : a history of African-American slaves
Title
Generations of captivity
Title remainder
a history of African-American slaves
Statement of responsibility
Ira Berlin
Title variation
Generations of captivity
Title variation remainder
a history of African American slaves
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book Ira Berlin traces the history of African-American slavery in the United States from its beginnings in the seventeenth century to its demise nearly three hundred years later. Most Americans, black and white, have a singular vision of slavery, one fixed in the mid-nineteenth century when most American slaves grew cotton, resided in the deep South, and subscribed to Christianity. Here, however, Berlin offers a major reinterpretation in which slaves and their owners continually renegotiated the terms of captivity. Slavery was thus made and remade by successive generations of Africans and African Americans who lived through settlement and adaptation, plantation life, economic transformations, revolution, forced migration, war, and ultimately, emancipation. Berlin's understanding of the processes that continually transformed the lives of slaves makes Generations of captivity essential reading for anyone interested in the evolution of antebellum America. Connecting the "Charter Generation" to the development of Atlantic society in the seventeenth century, the "Plantation Generation" to the reconstruction of colonial society in the eighteenth century, the "Revolutionary Generation" to the Age of Revolutions, and the "Migration Generation" to American expansionism in the nineteenth century, Berlin integrates the history of slavery into the larger story of American life. He demonstrates how enslaved black people, by adapting to changing circumstances, prepared for the moment when they could seize liberty and declare themselves the "Freedom Generation." This epic story provides a rich understanding of the experience of African-American slaves, an experience that continues to mobilize American thought and passions today
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DLC
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1941-2018
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Berlin, Ira
Dewey number
973/.0496073
Illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
E441
LC item number
.B47 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Slavery
  • Slaves
Label
Generations of captivity : a history of African-American slaves, Ira Berlin
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy037/2002028142.html
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue : slavery and freedom -- Charter generations -- Plantation generations -- Revolutionary generations -- Migration generations -- Epilogue : freedom generations
Control code
ocm50598040
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
374 p.
Isbn
9780674010611
Lccn
2002028142
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Label
Generations of captivity : a history of African-American slaves, Ira Berlin
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy037/2002028142.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue : slavery and freedom -- Charter generations -- Plantation generations -- Revolutionary generations -- Migration generations -- Epilogue : freedom generations
Control code
ocm50598040
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
374 p.
Isbn
9780674010611
Lccn
2002028142
Other physical details
maps

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