Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America
Today most Americans, black and white, identify slavery with cotton, the deep South, and the African-American church. But at the beginning of the nineteenth century, after almost two hundred years of African-American life in mainland North America, few slaves grew cotton, lived in the deep South, or embraced Christianity. Many Thousands Gone traces the evolution of black s
Written by Ira Berlin, the first 100 pages deal with distinguish ...more
-Morgan, American Slavery, American Freedom
-Parent, Foul Means
-Hatfield, Atlantic Virginia
-Fischer, Suspect Relations
Eltis, The Rise of African Slavery is soon to follow...
2007 - Necessary background info, but not told in the most captivating manner...
I will defiantly consult this again as reference material if I need to look up a specific group/time period, but the organization of the book does not naturally lend itself for a great cover to cover read.
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Landlords who rented land to black planters often exacted higher rents from them than they did from white tenants, just as employers who hired free black”