Half Title Page.
Timeline of Events.
1: The Planters' Economy.
2: The Agricultural Cycle.
3: The Chesapeake and Tobacco.
7: Slave Hiring.
8: Reproduction and the “Fancy Trade”.
9: Domestic Work.
10: Independent Production.
11: Solomon Northup, Twelve Years a Slave (1853).
12: The Slave Trade.
13: Bonds of Affection.
14: Courtship and Marriage.
15: Pregnancy and Childbirth.
16: Parenting Enslaved Children.
17: Henry Brown, Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown (1851).
19: Slave Quarters.
21: Interview with Tempie Cummins (1937) and Charles Ball, Slavery in the United States (1837).
22: The African Spiritual Legacy.
23: Christianity and Conversion.
24: Origins of the Black Church.
25: Religion and Daily Life.
26: Religion and Rebellion.
27: Peter Randolph, Sketches of Slave Life: Or, Illustrations of the “Peculiar Institution” (1855).
28: Paternalism: The Ideology of Plantation Government.
29: The Politics of Fieldwork.
30: The Politics of the Big House.
31: Disrupting the Plantation Hierarchy.
32: Enslaved People and American Politics.
33: Louis Hughes, Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom (1896).
34: Slavery and Literacy in the Antebellum South.
35: The Meanings of Literacy.
36: Slave Narratives: Ex-Slaves as Organic Intellectuals.
37: Folk Medicine: Healing Knowledge in the Slave Community.
38: Thomas Jones, the Experience of Thomas H. Jones, Who Was a Slave for Forty-Three Years (1862).
41: Holidays and Festivities.
42: Children's Games.
44: William Wells Brown, My Southern Home (1880).
About the Authors.