Slavery in the American Mountain South

By: Wilma A. Dunaway

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Series: Studies in Modern Capitalism


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Wilma Dunaway breaks new ground by focusing on slave experiences on small plantations in the Upper South. She argues that the region was not buffered from the political, economic, and social impacts of enslavement simply because it was characterized by low black population density and small slaveholdings. Dunaway pinpoints several indicators that distinguished Mountain South enslavement from the Lower South, by drawing on a massive statistical data base derived from antebellum census manuscripts and county tax records of 215 counties in nine states, slaveholder manuscripts, and regional slave narratives.

Reviews
CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles, 2005
Weatherford Prize of the Appalachian Studies Association for the Best Book Published in 2003
Honorable Mention, Seaborg Award

"Dunaway's historical sociology has had an inestimable impact on scholars' understanding of the Appalachian South. Her new book is a major contribution to the reconceptualization of Appalachian and southern history and comparative slavery studies.... Essential." Choice

"Dunaway's historical sociology has had an inestimable impact on scholars understanding of the Appalachian South. Her new book is a major contribution to the reconceptualization of Appalachian and southern history and comparative slavery studies.... Essential." Choice

"Slavery in the American Mountain South is a useful contribution to Appalachian Studies. It breaks new ground in many ways, and it enriches the old ground it covers. The author's industry is impressive and her ambition to dominate the next generation of slavery studies in Appalachia is likely to be realize." Appalachian Journal

"It is clear that regional scholars will be reading and discussing Wilma Dunaway's work for yet another decade and probably beyond." Journal of Appalachian Studies

Table of Contents
Introduction@#1. Slavery's grip on the Mountain South@# 2. Labor management on mountain plantations@# 3. Slaves in commerce and travel capitalism@# 4. Slaves in industry and manufacturing@# 5. Slavery and poor whites in the Mountain South@# 6. Repression and antisystemic resistance on mountain plantations@# 7. Cultural resistance and community building on mountain plantations@#Conclusion

Title: Slavery in the American Mountain South

Author: Wilma A. Dunaway

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $75.00

Categories: African American, Slavery, Southern States,

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: May 2003

ISBN Number: 0521012155

ISBN Number 13: 978-0521012157

Binding: paperback / softcover

Book Details: 364 pages, 228 x 152mm, 32 half-tones 9 maps, paperback / softcover, Cambridge University Press

Seller ID: 812755