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Author Penningroth, Dylan C.,
Title The claims of kinfolk : African American property and community in the nineteenth-century South / Dylan C. Penningroth.
Imprint Chapel Hill ; London : The University of North Carolina Press, [2003]
©2003

Series John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Subject African Americans -- Southern States -- Economic conditions -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Southern States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Land tenure -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Slaves -- Southern States -- Economic conditions -- 19th century.
Slaves -- Family relationships -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Property -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- Ghana -- History -- 19th century.
Property -- Ghana -- History -- 19th century.
Southern States -- Economic conditions -- 19th century.
Southern States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Description 1 online resource (x, 310 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-292) and index.
Contents Kinship and the slaves' economy from slavery to freedom -- One of the family? Abolition and social claims to property in the Gold Coast, West Africa, 1868-1930 -- Slavery's other economy -- Framily and property in Southern slavery -- In and out of court -- Remaking property -- Remaking kinship and community.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Summary In The Claims of Kinfolk, Dylan Penningroth uncovers an extensive informal economy of property ownership among slaves and sheds new light on African American family and community life from the heyday of plantation slavery to the ""freedom generation"" of the 1870s. By focusing on relationships among blacks, as well as on the more familiar struggles between the races, Penningroth exposes a dynamic process of community and family definition. He also includes a comparative analysis of slavery and slave property ownership along the Gold Coast in West Africa, revealing significant difference.
Note Online resource (HeinOnline, viewed September 12, 2016).
ISBN 0807862134 (electronic bk.)
9780807862131 (electronic bk.)
0807827975 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780807827970 (cloth ; alk. paper)
080785476X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780807854761 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 56356673
Additional Format Print version: Penningroth, Dylan C. Claims of kinfolk. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2003 0807827975 080785476X (DLC) 2003000212 (OCoLC)51535775