Table of contents for Slavery in America / Orville Vernon Burton, editor.

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The Middle Passage and Africa Overview
Life in Africa
Middle Passage
The Business of Slavery Overview
The Slave Trade
Auctions and Markets
Slave Renting
Interstate Slave Trade
Monetary Value of Slaves
Buying Freedom
Slavery and the Economy
The Economic Impact of Slavery in the South
Impact of Slavery on the Northern Economy
Slavery and the Rise of Capitalism
Property Tax on Slaves
Work Overview
House Slaves
Nurses and Mammies
Personal Servants
Big House, The
Field Slaves
Agricultural Work
Seasonal Rhythms of Life
Cotton Plantations
Tobacco Plantations
Rice Plantations
Sugar Plantations
Animal Husbandry
Construction and Clearing Land
Tools and Technology
Hunting, Trapping, and Fishing
Skilled Labor
Slave Entrepreneurs
Industrial Work
Systems of Work
Task System
Gang System
Family and Community Overview
Family Structure
Childhood and Adolescence
Family Separation and Reunion
Elder and Old Age
Child Rearing and Education
Slave Quarters
Relationships among Slaves
Skin Color
Slave Bodies
Gender Roles
Sexuality and Reproduction
Gift Exchange
Courtship and Marriage
Conflict Between Slaves
Relationships between Masters and Slaves
The Master
The Mistress
The Master's Family
Black Slave Owners
Native Americans and Slavery
Sexual Exploitation and Miscegenation
Overseers and Drivers
Poor Whites
Free Blacks
Internal Economy
Slave Gardens
Hiring Time for Wages
Exchange Relations
Property Accumulation
Slave Money
Culture and Leisure Overview
Song and Dance
Work Songs
Antislavery Songs
The Ring Shout
Musical Instruments
Crafts and Slave Handicrafts
Basket Weaving
African Heritage
Folklore and Folk Tales
Trickster Tales
Holiday and Celebration
Harvest Time
Language and Dialects
Customs and Practices
Names and Naming
Rites of Passage
Death and Funeral Customs
West African Influences
Religion Overview
Attitudes toward Religion
Slaveholder Controlled Practice of Religion
Slaveholder Opposition to Practice of Religion
Church Attitudes toward Slavery
Bible, The
Identification with Biblical Israel and the Exodus Story
Negro Churches
The Great Awakening
Folk Religion
Vodou and Obeah
Religious Instruction
Health, Medicine, and Nutrition Overview
Life Expectancy and Mortality Rates
Childbirth and Midwifery
Elder Care
Disease and Treatment
Medicine and Medical Care
The Sick House
Mental Illness
Folk Remedies
Root Doctors
Diet and Nutrition
Tobacco and Smoking
Regulating Slavery Overview
Preserving the Institution of Slavery
State Laws
Slave Codes
Rights of Slave Owners
Slavery and the Constitution
Fugitive Slave Laws
Literacy and Anti-Literacy Laws
Decisions Leading to Emancipation
1808 Congressional Ban on Importing Slaves
Suing for Freedom
Emancipation and the Emancipation Proclamation
The Thirteenth Amendment
Balance Between Free and Slave States
The Northwest Ordinance
Missouri Compromise
Exclusion Laws
Discipline and Punishment
Branding Slaves
Resistance and Rebellion Overview
Runaway and Fugitive Slaves
Underground Railroad
Bounty Hunters and Kidnapping
Maroon Communities
Suicide and Self-Mutilation
Day-to-Day Resistance
Nat Turner's Rebellion
Gabriel's Rebellion
Amistad and Slave Ship Rebellions
Harpers Ferry
Vesey Conspiracy
White Fears of Rebellion
Coded Messages
Rumors and Communication Networks
Reactions to Slavery Overview
Antislavery Arguments
American Anti-Slavery Society
Antislavery Literature
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Lydia Maria Child's Liberty Bell Series for Children
Walker's Appeal
Proslavery Arguments
Constitutional Arguments
Political and Economic Arguments
Moral and Racial Arguments
Religious Arguments
Proslavery Literature: "Anti-Tom Novels"
The Sword and the Distaff, William Gilmore Simms
The Planter's Northern Bride, Caroline Lee Hentz
African American Literature
"Le Mulatr¿," Victor Sejour
Clotel; Or, The President's Daughter, William Wells Brown
Poems on Various Subjects, Phillis Wheatley
Slave Narratives
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
The Confessions of Nat Turner
Outsiders' Views of Slavery
Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville
Society in America, Harriet Martineau
Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839, Fanny Kemble
A South-side View of Slavery, Nehemiah Adams
Moral Debates on Slavery
Uncle Remus
Freedom's Journal
Abolitionist Newspapers
The North Star
Provincial Freeman, The
American Colonization Society
The Geography of Slavery Overview
Slavery in the Far West (CA, CO, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA)
Slavery in New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VM)
Slavery in the Middle States (NJ, NY, PA)
Slavery in the Middle West (ND, SD, IL, IA, KS, MI, MN, NE, OH, WI)
Slavery in the Border States (DE, Dist. of Columbia, KY, MD, MO)
Slavery in the Upper South (AR, NC, TN, VA)
Slavery in the Lower South (AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, SC, TX)
Slavery in the Caribbean
Slavery in Haiti
War Overview
American Revolution
Civil War
Slave Reactions to the Civil War

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Slavery -- United States -- History.
Slavery -- United States -- History -- Sources.
Slaves -- United States -- Social conditions.
Plantation life -- United States -- History.
African Americans -- History -- To 1863.
United States -- Social conditions -- To 1865.