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Since its initial publication in 1950, Slavery in Alabama remains the only comprehensive statewide study of the institution of slavery in Alabama. Sellers concentrates on examining the social and economic aspects of how slavery operated in the state. After a brief discussion of slavery under imperial rulers of the colonial and territorial periods, Sellers focuses on the transplantation of the slavery system from the Atlantic seaboard states to Alabama.

Sellers used the primary sources available to him, including government documents, county and city records, personal papers, church records, and newspapers. His discussions of the church and the slave, and his treatment of the proslavery defense, deepen the comprehensiveness of his study. His two sections of photographs are special touches showing former slaves and churches with slave galleries.

 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. ILLUSTRATIONS
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  1. Introduction
  2. Harriet E. Amos Doss
  3. pp. ix-xxiv
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  1. Preface
  2. p. xxv
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  1. 1. In the Colonial and Territorial Periods
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. 2. Plantation and Planters
  2. pp. 19-43
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  1. 3. The Work of the Plantation: Overseer and Slave
  2. pp. 44-80
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  1. 4. The Slave and the Plantation
  2. pp. 81-140
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  1. 5. Traffic in Slaves
  2. pp. 141-194
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  1. 6. Hired Slave and Town Slave
  2. pp. 195-214
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  1. 7. The Legal Status of the Slave
  2. pp. 215-241
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  1. 8. Crimes and Punishments of Slaves
  2. pp. 242-265
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  1. 9. Runaways
  2. pp. 266-293
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  1. 10. The Church and the Slave
  2. pp. 294-331
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  1. 11. The Defense of Slavery
  2. pp. 332-360
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  1. 12. The Free Negro in Alabama Before 1865
  2. pp. 361-398
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 399-409
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 411-426
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  1. Image Plates
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780817389147
Related ISBN
9780817305949
MARC Record
OCLC
45730969
Pages
456
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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