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Born in Bondage Growing up Enslaved in the Antebellum South

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ISBN-10: 0674007204

ISBN-13: 9780674007208

Edition: 2000

Authors: Marie Jenkins Schwartz

List price: $32.00
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Each time a child was born in bondage, the system of slavery began anew. Although raised by their parents or by surrogates in the slave community, children were ultimately subject to the rule of their owners. Following the life cycle of a child from birth through youth to young adulthood, Marie Jenkins Schwartz explores the daunting world of slave children, a world governed by the dual authority of parent and owner, each with conflicting agendas. Despite the constant threats of separation and the necessity of submission to the slaveowner, slave families managed to pass on essential lessons about enduring bondage with human dignity. Schwartz counters the commonly held vision of the…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 9/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990

Elaine Scarry is Professor of English and American Literature and Language at Harvard University.Marie Jenkins Schwartz is Associate Professor of History at the University of Rhode Island.

Birth of a Slave
New Mothers and Fathers
Young Children in the Quarter
Education in the Middle Years
To the Field 6. Risk of Sale and Separation
Young Love and Marriage