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Author Pargas, Damian Alan.
Title The quarters and the fields : slave families in the non-cotton South / Damian Alan Pargas.
Imprint Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2010.

Author Pargas, Damian Alan.
Series New perspectives on the history of the South
New perspectives on the history of the South.
Subject Slaves -- Family relationships -- Southern States.
Slaves -- Southern States -- Social conditions.
Plantation life -- Southern States -- History.
Slavery -- Southern States -- History.
African American families -- Southern States -- Social conditions -- History.
Agriculture -- Social aspects -- Southern States -- History.
Geography -- Social aspects -- Southern States -- History.
Southern States -- Social conditions.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 259 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : agency, diversity, and slave families -- Three slave societies of the non-cotton South -- The nature of agricultural labor -- Family contact during working hours -- Family-based internal economies -- Slaveholding across time and space -- Marriage strategies and family formation -- Forced separation -- Weathering different storms.
Note Print version record.
Summary Rather than focusing on slave work and family life on cotton plantations, Damian Pargas compares the practice of slavery among the other major agricultural cultures in the 19th-century South: tobacco, mixed grain, rice, and sugar cane. He reveals how the demands of different types of masters and crops influenced work patterns and habits, which in turn shaped slaves' family life.
Note English.
ISBN 9780813036588 (electronic bk.)
0813036585 (electronic bk.)
0813059070
9780813059075
0813038774
9780813038773
9780813035147
0813035147
OCLC # 747426866
Additional Format Print version: Pargas, Damian Alan. Quarters and the fields. Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2010 9780813035147 (DLC) 2010017081 (OCoLC)609872080



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