Cultivation And Culture: Labor And The Shaping Of Slave Life In The Americas (Carter G. Woodson Institute Series In Black Studies)

Cultivation And Culture: Labor And The Shaping Of Slave Life In The Americas (Carter G. Woodson Institute Series In Black Studies)

Cultivation and Culture: Labor and the Shaping of Slave Life in the Americas (Carter G. Woodson Institute Series in Black Studies)

So central was labour in the lives of African-American slaves that it has often been taken for granted, with little attention given to the type of work that slaves did and the circumstances surrounding it. Cultivation and Culture brings together essays by leading scholars of slavery - historians, anthropologists and sociologists - to explore when, where and how slaves laboured in growing the New World's great staples and how this work shaped the institution of slavery and the lives of African-American slaves.

About the Author

Ira Berlin is Professor of History at the University of Maryland. His publications include, with Philip D. Morgan The Slaves' Economy: Independent Production by Slaves in the New World and as, chief editor, Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation. Philip D. Morgan is Associate Professor of History at Florida State University. His publications include Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry and, with Bernard Bailyn, Strangers within the Realm: Cultural Margins of the First British Empire.

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