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Stolen childhood : slave youth in nineteenth-century America, Wilma King

Label
Stolen childhood : slave youth in nineteenth-century America
Title
Stolen childhood
Title remainder
slave youth in nineteenth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Wilma King
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Wilma King sheds light on a long-overlooked aspect of slavery in the United States - the wretched lives of the millions of young people enslaved in the nineteenth-century South. A substantial body of scholarship examines the history of U.S. slavery, but it has not focused on these children and their place in enslaved families and the slave community. Wilma King argues that childhood was stolen from these youngsters - they were forced into the workplace at an early age, subjected to arbitrary plantation authority and punishment, and were separated from family. For this exhaustive study, King draws on a wide range of sources, including government records and many unpublished archival materials. This volume tells the story of these children and youth, adding their experience to the history of slavery in the United States
Member of
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1942-
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King, Wilma
Dewey number
306.3/62/083
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Blacks in the diaspora
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Child slaves
  • African American families
  • Slaves
  • United States
Label
Stolen childhood : slave youth in nineteenth-century America, Wilma King
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published by Indiana University Press in 1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-246) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Slave children and youth in the family and community -- The world of work -- Play and leisure -- Temporal and spiritual education -- The traumas and tragedies of slave children and youth -- The quest for freedom -- The transition from slavery to freedom
Control code
ocm44964963
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 253 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585245003
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44964963
Label
Stolen childhood : slave youth in nineteenth-century America, Wilma King
Publication
Note
Originally published by Indiana University Press in 1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-246) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Slave children and youth in the family and community -- The world of work -- Play and leisure -- Temporal and spiritual education -- The traumas and tragedies of slave children and youth -- The quest for freedom -- The transition from slavery to freedom
Control code
ocm44964963
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 253 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585245003
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44964963

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