The Quarters and the Fields: Slave Families in the Non-Cotton South by Damian Alan Pargas

The Quarters and the Fields: Slave Families in the Non-Cotton South

byDamian Alan Pargas

Kobo ebook | November 28, 2010

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The Quarters and the Fields offers a unique approach to the examination of slavery. 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 nineteenth-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.

By presenting a broader view of the complex forces that shaped enslaved people's family lives, not only from outside but also from within, this book takes an inclusive approach to the slave agency debate. A comparative study that examines the importance of time and place for slave families, The Quarters and the Fields provides a means for understanding them as they truly were: dynamic social units that were formed and existed under different circumstances across time and space.

Title:The Quarters and the Fields: Slave Families in the Non-Cotton SouthFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 28, 2010Publisher:University Press of FloridaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813059070

ISBN - 13:9780813059075

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