Taking into account the major recent studies, this volume presents an updated analysis of the life of the black slave–his African heritage, culture, family. The Slave Community. Plantation Life in the Antelbellum South. By John W. Blassingame (New York: Oxford University Press,. 1 ix plus pp. Illustrated. In The Slave Community, John Blassingame develops an interpreta- tion of slave personality and culture in the antebellum U.S. South, draw- ing heavily on.
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Focusing on the perspective of the slave, new studies incorporated the slave narratives and WPA interviews: Sep thd, Jonathan rated it really liked it Shelves: Blassingame, The Slave Community: They created the blues, which has obviously carried over till today.
Plantation Life in the Antebellum South ; rev. A must-read for anyone studying slavery commuinty slave communities. The Battle of Ole Miss: Oxford University Press, When children understood that they were enslaved usually after their first whippingparents dissuaded angry urges to run away or seek revenge. Genovese, “Toward a Psychology of Slavery: The whole transaction just sits in my mind, how a horrible ordeal these people went through.
Taking into account the major recent studies, this volume presents an updated analysis of the life of the black slave–his African heritage, culture, family, acculturation, behavior, religion, and personality. Still, Blassingame’s conclusions, methodology, and sources received substantial criticism from historians.
Ulrich Bonnell Phillips wrote the first major historical study of the 20th century dealing with slavery. Mills suggests, “All controversy and revision aside, The Slave Community remains a significant book, and the author’s position that the bulk of both slaves and slaveowners lay between the stereotyped extremes proves durable.
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Read while at the University of Southern Mississippi in a history class. Another psychological theory used by Blassigame is role theory. University of Chicago Press,chap. Refresh and try again. Goes a long way in building a base in understanding the uniqueness of the Black experience in America. Since its publication in and revision inThe Slave Community has influenced subsequent historiographical works on slavery in the United States.
The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South by John W. Blassingame
A book all Joyn historians could read with profit. Since slave parents were primarily responsible for training their children, they could cushion the shock of bondage for them, help them to understand their situation, teach them values different from those their masters tried to instill in them, and communify them a referent for self-esteem other than the master.
Degler writes in the Washington Post that Blassingame’s study comes “closer than any previous study to answering the question ‘what was it like to be a slave? Hanging Bridge Jason Morgan Ward. In reality, many black preachers consciously, or sub-consciously, used traditional aspects of black culture to adapt a conventional religious message to their audiences.
It blassingake a fast read, it’s like a novel and very illustrious account of slavery. Finally, slaveowners used the Sambo stereotype to alleviate their own fears and anxieties about the potential rebelliousness of their slaves.
Feb 26, Gina rated it liked it. This well-researched volume documents all aspects of life for the plantation slave before the Civil War. They questioned Blassingame’s decision to exclude the more than 2, interviews with former slaves conducted by the Works Slabe Administration WPA in the s. Pages to import images to Wikidata Featured articles.
Evaluating the influence of heritage upon transported Africans allows Blassingame to explain slave acculturation within American society. Slave Narrative Collection Captivity narrative. Taking into account the major recent studies, this volume presents an updated analysis of the life of the black slave–his African heritage, culture, family, acculturation, behavior, religion, and personality. Research for my novel. tbe
The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South
Lane’s anthology of essays The Debate Over Slavery: Larry rated it it was amazing Jan 02, The flamboyant style of speech used by black preachers often attracted derision from whites, yet members of this race based their assessment of blacks on their own cultural understanding of correct speech. The book was definitely insightful, and knowing the culture of African slavery in Antebellum America was eye opening to me.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. States’ Rights Frank Lambert. Want to Read saving…. Interpersonal theorists argue that “behavioral patterns are determined by the characteristics of the situation, how the person perceives them, and his behavioral dispositions at the time. Marching Across the Color Line: Music, songs, and dances were similar to those performed or played in Africa.
Du Bois, and Saidya Hartman. Raboteau Request examination copy. A primary source that Blassingame did not consult in his study was the WPA slave interviews. Blassingame concludes, “Uncritical use of the interviews will lead almost inevitably to a simplistic and distorted view of the plantation as a paternalistic institution where the chief feature of life was mutual love and respect between masters and slaves.
Africans would enslave other Africans. I remember learning about slavery in high school, but that didn’t even scratch the surface. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Caitlin rated it it was ok Dec 12, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.