Tera Hunter writes: "It is 1857, and Kanye, a carpenter, has finally saved up enough money to buy his freedom from Massa West. Trouble is, he has to leave his wife, Kimba, and five children on the plantation until he can buy them out of slavery as well. "Kanye is free from the constant threat … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Hunter on “Some Did Choose to Return to Slavery Because They Chose Family Over Everything”
BLOGROLL/SOURCE: Paton Shares Letter from Mary Williamson to Former Owner | History Workshop
Diana Paton writes: "In her letter, Mary Williamson briefly recounts her life. She explains that after the death of Mr Tumoning, who had bought her and freed her, she moved back to the estate of her former owner so as to be close to her family. In particular, she wanted to be close to her … Continue reading BLOGROLL/SOURCE: Paton Shares Letter from Mary Williamson to Former Owner | History Workshop
BOOK: Stevenson on Slave Family & Community in the U.S. South
African Diaspora, Ph.D. is revisiting scholarship that has shaped the study of people of African descent across time and place. Brenda E. Stevenson. Life in Black and White : Family and Community in the Slave South: Family and Community in the Slave South. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. From Oxford University Press: Life in Black … Continue reading BOOK: Stevenson on Slave Family & Community in the U.S. South
BOOK: Chakkalakal on Slave Marriage in the 19th Century
Tess Chakkalakal. Novel Bondage: Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2011. From the publisher's website: Filling a long-standing gap in our knowledge about slave-marriage, Novel Bondage unravels the interconnections between marriage, slavery, and freedom through renewed readings of canonical nineteenth-century novels and short stories by black and white authors. … Continue reading BOOK: Chakkalakal on Slave Marriage in the 19th Century
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