Joining Places: Slave Neighborhoods in the Old South (The by Anthony E. Kaye

By Anthony E. Kaye

During this new interpretation of antebellum slavery, Kaye deals a shiny portrait of slaves remodeling adjacent plantations into slave neighborhoods. He describes women and men beginning paths from their vendors' plantations to adjoining farms to head dating and take spouses, to paintings, to run away, and to in a different way deal with vendors and their brokers. Demonstrating that neighborhoods prevailed around the South, Kaye reformulates rules approximately slave marriage, resistance, autonomous construction, paternalism, autonomy, and the slave neighborhood that experience outlined a long time of scholarship. this can be the 1st publication approximately slavery to take advantage of the pension documents of former infantrymen within the Union military, an unlimited resource of wealthy testimony by way of ex-slaves.

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Many years after emancipation they recounted to associates how the trader declined several offers to buy them individually, saying he had promised not to sell them apart. The couple may have pressured him to make good on his pledge, for Hartwell also related the trader telling buyers he ‘‘would not lie’’ to them. ≥∞ Forty-nine slaves, bought up in small groups on farms in southwestern Virginia, were on the road for two months in late 1834 on their way to Washington, a hamlet six miles outside Natchez.

Panthers retreated into the swamps during the antebellum decades; steamboats drove alligators from the navigable rivers into shallow streams and interior lakes. Bears and wolves were nowhere to be found by the 1850s. ∏∞ Slaves mapped neighborhoods across this countryside in necessarily irregular configurations. The geographic center of the neighborhood was invariably out of kilter with its social center. After all, the typical neighborhood was given over mostly to wild places. ∏≤ Yet it was not simply that woodlands were likely to occupy the midpoint of any given plantation.

From the outset, she and the children were separated from Bausley when they were sold to traders without him. ≤Ω Some families got through the ordeal more or less intact by their own persistence in rare combination with the goodwill and good faith of owners and traders. A lesser man than Warrick Hartwell from Middle Tennessee might have been driven to despair by his owners’ decision to sell his wife. Yet Hartwell, having prevailed on them to buy her from another slaveholder three years earlier, believed he could persuade his white people to keep him and his wife together.

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