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Slavery and Frontier Mississippi, 1720-1835

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Slavery and Frontier Mississippi, 1720-1835
David J. Libby

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American history — African American studiesIn the popular imagination the picture of slavery, frozen in time, is one of huge cotton plantations and opulent mansions. However, in over a hundred years of history detailed in this book, the hard reality of slavery in Mississippi's antebellum world is strikingly different from the one of popular myth. It shows that Mississippi's past was never frozen, but always fluid. It shows too that slavery took a number of shapes before its form in the late antebellum mold became crystalized for popular culture.The colonial French introduced African slaves into this borderlands region situated on the periphery of French, Spanish, and English empires. In this frontier, planter society made unsuccessful attempts to produce tobacco, lumber, and indigo. Slavery outlasted each failed harvest. Through each era plantation culture rode the back of a system far removed from the romantic stereotype.Almost simultaneously as Mississippi...
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  • ISBN: 9781604730500
  • Auteur: David J. Libby
  • Uitgave: University Press of Mississippi
  • Jaar van uitgave: 2004
  • Taal: Engels
  • Artikelnummer: 59652584
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