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The Resource Strategies for survival : recollections of bondage in Antebellum Virginia, William Dusinberre

Strategies for survival : recollections of bondage in Antebellum Virginia, William Dusinberre

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Strategies for survival : recollections of bondage in Antebellum Virginia
Title
Strategies for survival
Title remainder
recollections of bondage in Antebellum Virginia
Statement of responsibility
William Dusinberre
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Language
eng
Summary
Strategies for Survival conveys the experience of bondage through the words of former slaves themselves. The interviews -- conducted in Virginia in 1937 by WPA interviewers -- are considered among the most valuable of the WPA interviews because in Virginia the interviewers were almost all African Americans; thus the interviewees almost certainly spoke more frankly than they would otherwise have done. Dusinberre uses the interviews to assess the strategies by which slaves sought to survive, despite the severe constrictions bondage imposed upon their lives. Religion and escape were common means of coping with the indignity of family disruption, contempt, and the harsh realities of slavery. However, while Dusinberre recognizes the creativity and variety of slaves' responses to oppression, he acknowledges the dispiriting realities of the limits of slave resistance and agency. - Publisher
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Carter G. Woodson Institute series
Strategies for survival : recollections of bondage in Antebellum Virginia, William Dusinberre
Label
Strategies for survival : recollections of bondage in Antebellum Virginia, William Dusinberre
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt6wrmk7
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Alleviations -- Good mistresses and masters -- Mixed-race ancestry and long-term relationships -- Cities and industry -- pt. II. Offenses -- Family disruption -- Physical abuse -- Regimentation -- Contempt -- Deprivation -- pt. III. Responses -- Religion -- Dissidence -- Families -- The Black community -- Self-development -- pt. IV. Retrospect -- Oppression and self-determination
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1 online resource (x, 251 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813928364
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
maps.
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Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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