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Slavery and forced migration in the antebellum South / Damian Alan Pargas (Leiden University).

Author/creator Pargas, Damian Alan
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Descriptionxii, 281 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Cambridge studies on the American South
Cambridge studies on the American South. ^A1092281
Contents Introduction -- Part I. Migration -- Valuable Bodies -- The Gathering Storm -- Changing Places -- Part II. Assimilation -- Cogs in the Wheel -- Managing Newcomers -- Slave Crucibles -- Conclusion.
Scope and content "American slavery in the antebellum period was characterized by a massive wave of forced migration as millions of slaves were moved across state lines to the expanding Southwest, scattered locally, and sold or hired out in towns and cities across the South. This book sheds new light on domestic forced migration by examining the experiences of American-born slave migrants from a comparative perspective. Juxtaposing and contrasting the experiences of long-distance, local, and urban slave migrants, it analyzes how different migrant groups anticipated, reacted to, and experienced forced removal, as well as how they adapted to their new homes"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 261-276) and index.
LCCN 2014026588
ISBN9781107031210 (hardback)
ISBN1107031214 (hardback)
ISBN9781107658967 (paperback)
ISBN1107658969 (paperback)
Standard identifier# 40024490409

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