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This Species of Property : Slave Life and Culture in the Old South

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 141.7 x 216.4 x 20.6mm | 226.8g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195022459
  • 9780195022452

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"A major work because of its unprecedented use of plantation records to augment ex-slave autobiographies and narratives...[It] establishes Leslie Howard Owens as a major historian of Afro-American slavery."--The New Republic"Provides a fuller description of slave life than can be found elsewhere."--Journal of Southern History"Excellent book...[It offers] great insight into the lives of the slaves as well as providing a good demonstration of historical methodology."--Terence Roehrig, Cardinal Stritch College"A work of original scholarship presented in an accessible and 'student-friendly' style."--John Rhinehart, San Bernadino Valley College "A major work because of its unprecedented use of plantation records to augment ex-slave autobiographies and narratives....[It] establishes Leslie Howard Owens as a major historian of Afro-American slavery."--The New Republic"Provides a fuller description of slave life than can be found elsewhere."--Journal of Southern History"Excellent book....[It offers] great insight into the lives of the slaves as well as providing a good demonstration of historical methodology."--Terence Roehrig, Cardinal Stritch College "A major work because of its unprecedented use of plantation records to augment ex-slave autobiographies and narratives....[It] establishes Leslie Howard Owens as a major historian of Afro-American slavery."--The New Republic "Provides a fuller description of slave life than can be found elsewhere."--Journal of Southern History "Excellent book....[It offers] great insight into the lives of the slaves as well as providing a good demonstration of historical methodology."--Terence Roehrig, Cardinal Stritch College "A major work because of its unprecedented use of plantation records to augment ex-slave autobiographies and narratives....[It] establishes Leslie Howard Owens as a major historian of Afro-American slavery."--The New Republic "Provides a fuller description of slave life than can be found elsewhere."--Journal of Southern History "Excellent book....[It offers] great insight into the lives of the slaves as well as providing a good demonstration of historical methodology."--Terence Roehrig, Cardinal Stritch College "A major work because of its unprecedented use of plantation records to augment ex-slave autobiographies and narratives....[It] establishes Leslie Howard Owens as a major historian of Afro-American slavery."--The New Republic"Provides a fuller description of slave life than can be found elsewhere."--Journal of Southern History"Excellent book....[It offers] great insight into the lives of the slaves as well as providing a good demonstration of historical methodology."--Terence Roehrig, Cardinal Stritch Collegeshow more

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In some areas of analysis This Species of Property provides a fuller description of slave life than can be found elsewhere. Its appearance is another welcome indication that the slaves rather than their owners are now holding the center of the historiographical stage.show more

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