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The weeping time : memory and the largest slave auction in American history, Anne C. Bailey

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The weeping time : memory and the largest slave auction in American history
Title
The weeping time
Title remainder
memory and the largest slave auction in American history
Statement of responsibility
Anne C. Bailey
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1859, at the largest recorded slave auction in American history, over 400 men, women, and children were sold by the Butler Plantation estates. This book is one of the first to analyze the operation of this auction and trace the lives of slaves before, during, and after their sale. Immersing herself in the personal papers of the Butlers, accounts from journalists that witnessed the auction, genealogical records, and oral histories, Anne C. Bailey weaves together a narrative that brings the auction to life. Demonstrating the resilience of African American families, she includes interviews from the living descendants of slaves sold on the auction block, showing how the memories of slavery have shaped people's lives today. Using the auction as the focal point, The Weeping Time is a compelling and nuanced narrative of one of the most pivotal eras in American history, and how its legacy persists today
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Bailey, Anne C.
Dewey number
306.3/6209758
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Slave trade
  • Slavery
  • Butler, Pierce
  • Butler family
  • Slaves
  • Plantation life
  • Plantations
  • Collective memory
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The weeping time : memory and the largest slave auction in American history, Anne C. Bailey
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 24 Oct 2017)
Contents
The breach -- The weeping time -- The auction and its meaning -- Linked fates -- Pierce Butler and his grandfather's legacy -- Mr. and Mrs. Butler -- More than "hands:" African rhythms and work on the Butler Plantations -- Faith on the Butler estates -- A family divided, a nation divided -- Healing the breach -- Reconstruction and reconnecting threads -- Out of the silence: descendants restore family names -- Epilogue: History and the democratization of memory
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CR9781108140393
Extent
1 online resource (x, 197 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108140393
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781108140393
Label
The weeping time : memory and the largest slave auction in American history, Anne C. Bailey
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 24 Oct 2017)
Contents
The breach -- The weeping time -- The auction and its meaning -- Linked fates -- Pierce Butler and his grandfather's legacy -- Mr. and Mrs. Butler -- More than "hands:" African rhythms and work on the Butler Plantations -- Faith on the Butler estates -- A family divided, a nation divided -- Healing the breach -- Reconstruction and reconnecting threads -- Out of the silence: descendants restore family names -- Epilogue: History and the democratization of memory
Control code
CR9781108140393
Extent
1 online resource (x, 197 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108140393
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781108140393

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