World of a Slave, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0313349436
  • ISBN-13: 9780313349430
  • DDC: 306.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 700 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released April 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Overview

Recognizing that a full understanding of the complexity of American slavery and its legacy requires an understanding of the material culture of slavery, the encyclopedia includes entries on almost every aspect of that material culture, beginning in the 17th century and extending through the Civil War. Readers will find information on animals, documents, economy, education and literacy, food and drink, home, music, personal items, places, religion, rites of passage, slavery, structures, and work. There are also introductory essays on literacy and oral culture and on music and dance.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Topical List of Entries.
Dance and Music.
Literacy and Orality.
1: Abolition Imagery.
2: Accordions.
3: African Free School.
4: Animal Traps.
5: Armories.
6: Auction Advertisements.
7: Auction Blocks.
8: Balafons.
9: Banjos.
10: Barter Goods.
11: Baskets and Basket Making.
12: Beads.
13: Beds.
14: Bells and Horns.
15: Benevolent Associations.
16: Bible.
17: Blacksmith Shops.
18: Blankets.
19: Boats.
20: Books.
21: Bottle Trees.
22: Brands.
23: Bray Schools.
24: Brooms.
25: Buttons.
26: Canoes.
27: Caricatures.
28: Cast Iron Pots.
29: Cemeteries.
30: Chamber Pots and Privies.
31: Charms.
32: Chickens.
33: Churches and Praise Houses.
34: Clocks and Watches.
35: Cloth.
36: Clothing Allotments.
37: Clothing and Footwear.
38: Coffins and Caskets.
39: Coffles.
40: Coins and Currency.
41: Collards.
42: Colonoware.
43: Conjure Bags.
44: Contraband Camps.
45: Cooking and Cooks.
46: Cooperage.
47: Corn.
48: Corn Cribs.
49: Cosmograms.
50: Cotton and Cotton Plantations.
51: Courthouses.
52: Credit Accounts.
53: Crosses.
54: Dairies.
55: Dependencies.
56: Dogs.
57: Dogtrot Houses.
58: Dolls.
59: Dormitories.
60: Double-Pen Houses.
61: Dovecotes.
62: Drums.
63: Emancipation Proclamation.
64: Faunal Remains.
65: Fences.
66: Ferries.
67: Fetishes.
68: Fiddles.
69: Firearms.
70: Fish and Shellfish.
71: Fishing Poles.
72: Flutes.
73: Food and Foodways.
74: Freedom Papers.
75: Free Produce.
76: French Horns.
77: Furnishings.
78: Gardens.
79: Gourds.
80: Graves.
81: Guineas.
82: Guitars.
83: Gumbo.
84: Hair and Hairstyles.
85: Headwraps, Tignons, and Kerchiefs.
86: Herbs.
87: Hoecakes.
88: Hoes.
89: Hominy.
90: Hoppin’ John.
91: Horses.
92: Indigo.
93: Ironwork.