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Runaway slaves : rebels on the plantation
Runaway slaves : rebels on the plantation
Franklin, John Hope2000
Articles
Subject: This book addresses experiences of slavery and flights from slavery, exploring accounts of escpated slaves, the prevalence of slave resistance, the processes of 'hunting' for escaped slaves, relationships between free slave, hired slaves, and bonded slaves, as well as iddues related to families among slaves and implications for slave flight. The authors address the meanings of slave flight by inspecting hundreds of cases based on careful readings of runaway advertisements and judicial and legislative records. Their close analysis reveals that flight was not a single phenomenon but many, because runaway slaves had different motives, strategies, tactics, and goals. This book contributes to understandings of how the system of slavery stood for centuries, and what led to its eventual demise.
Main title:
Runaway slaves : rebels on the plantation / John Hope Franklin, Loren Schweninger.
Imprint:
New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Collation:
xviii, 455p. : ill., facsims. ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Originally published: 1999.Includes index.Bibliography: p.417-426.
ISBN:
01950845199780195084511
Dewey class:
975.00496HI.3.03FRA
Local class:
HI.3.03/FRA
Language:
English
BRN:
1125964
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