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Author Takagi, Midori, 1962-
Title Rearing wolves to our own destruction : slavery in Richmond, Virginia, 1782-1865 / Midori Takagi.
Imprint Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1999.

Author Takagi, Midori, 1962-
Series Carter G. Woodson Institute series in Black studies
Carter G. Woodson Institute series in Black studies.
Subject Slavery -- Virginia -- Richmond -- History -- 18th century.
Slavery -- Virginia -- Richmond -- History -- 19th century.
Slaves -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Social conditions.
African Americans -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Social conditions.
Richmond (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.
Richmond (Va.) -- History -- 19th century.
Add Title Slavery in Richmond, Virginia, 1782-1865
Description 1 online resource (x, 187 pages) : illustrations, map
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 168-179) and index.
Contents 1 Inauspicious Beginnings 9 -- 2 The Road to Industrialization and the Rise of Urban Slavery, 1800-1840 16 -- 3 Behind the Urban "Big House" 37 -- 4 Maturation of the Urban Industrial Slave System, 1840-1860 71 -- 5 Formation of an Independent Slave Community 96 -- 6 The War Years, 1861-1865 124.
Note Print version record.
Summary Richmond was not only the capital of Virginia and of the Confederacy, it was also one of the most industrialized cities south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Boasting ironworks, tobacco-processing plants, and flour mills, the city by 1860 drew half of its male workforce from the local slave population. "Rearing Wolves to Our Own Destruction" examines this unusual urban labor system from 1782 until the end of the Civil War
Richmond's urban slave system offered blacks a level of economic and emotional support not usually available to plantation slaves. "Rearing Wolves to Our Own Destruction" offers a valuable portrait of urban slavery in an individual city that raises questions about the adaptability of slavery as an institution to an urban setting and, more importantly, the ways in which slaves were able to turn urban working conditions to their own advantage.
Note English.
ISBN 0585121613 (electronic bk.)
9780585121611 (electronic bk.)
9780813929170 (electronic bk.)
0813929172 (electronic bk.)
9786613885203
6613885207
1283572753
9781283572750
0813918340 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
9780813918341
0813918332
9780813918334
081392099X
9780813920993
OCLC # 44957942
Additional Format Print version: Takagi, Midori, 1962- Rearing wolves to our own destruction. Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1999 0813918340 (DLC) 98035770 (OCoLC)39456029



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