Blacks in Bondage Robert Starobin

ISBN: 9780531064979

Published: January 1st 1974

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196 pages


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Blacks in Bondage  by  Robert Starobin

Blacks in Bondage by Robert Starobin
January 1st 1974 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 196 pages | ISBN: 9780531064979 | 8.28 Mb

Blacks in Bondage: Letters of American Slaves The 1974 original publications of Blacks in Bondage: Letters of American Slaves marked a watershed in slavery studies. Before it appeared, historians where resigned to studying American slavery mainly through the testimony of whites and the distant recollections of blacks who had been free for many years. It took this compilation of documents, gathered by Robert S.

Starobin, to convince historians that it was possible to study American slavery from the perspective of black living under it or only recently freed. The letters show that, in spite of legal and practical obstacles, many slaves managed to become literate or else desired to, and that slaves given greater autonomy or the hope of freedom always worked more diligently.

The spirit of protest is amply evidenced: Included in the collection are the depositions of members of the Gabriel Conspiracy of 1800, a plan for a large-scale slave revolt, which was betrayed from within.The letters are grouped according to the status of their authors at the time of composition, for example, slaves seeking to gain their freedom, fugitives, and freedmen living in Liberia.

Starobins commentaries give the writers backgrounds and guide the reader in interpreting the texts, many of which conceal subtexts full of mockery and defiance.



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