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Author Owens, Leslie Howard,
Title This species of property : slave life and culture in the Old South / Leslie Howard Owens.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1977.

Author Owens, Leslie Howard,
Subject Slaves -- United States -- Social conditions.
Slavery -- Southern States.
Southern States -- Social conditions.
Add Title Slave life and culture in the Old South
Description 1 online resource (291 pages)
Summary Owens' 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 to slaveholders, it concentrates on the years between 1770 and 1865.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Drawing the Color Line -- Into the Fields : Life, Disease, and Labor in the Old South -- Blackstrap Molasses and Cornbread : Diet and Its Impact on Behavior -- The Logic of Resistance -- The Household Slave -- The Black Slave Driver -- The Shadow of the Slave Quarters -- The Rhythm of Culture -- A Family Folk -- This Property Is Condemned.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780198020226 (electronic bk.)
0198020228 (electronic bk.)
9780195022452 (pbk.)
0195022459 (pbk.)
OCLC # 252583786
Additional Format Print version: Owens, Leslie Howard. This species of property. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1977, ©1976 0195022459 (DLC) 77002741 (OCoLC)3072671

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