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The Middle Passage and Africa Overview Life in Africa Capture Middle Passage The Business of Slavery Overview The Slave Trade Auctions and Markets Slave Renting Interstate Slave Trade Monetary Value of Slaves Breeding 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 Apprenticeship Slave Entrepreneurs Craftsmen Industrial Work Systems of Work Task System Gang System Family and Community Overview Family Structure Fatherhood Motherhood Childhood and Adolescence Family Separation and Reunion Elder and Old Age Mealtimes Child Rearing and Education Slave Quarters Relationships among Slaves Kinship 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 Spirituals Work Songs Antislavery Songs The Ring Shout Musical Instruments Crafts and Slave Handicrafts Artwork Woodcraft Pottery Basket Weaving Sewing Quilting African Heritage Folklore and Folk Tales Superstition Trickster Tales Dreams Games Holiday and Celebration Festivals Harvest Time Shuckings Socials 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 Christianity Bible, The Baptism Identification with Biblical Israel and the Exodus Story Preachers Sermons Negro Churches The Great Awakening Folk Religion Vodou and Obeah Islam Religious Instruction Health, Medicine, and Nutrition Overview Health Life Expectancy and Mortality Rates Childbirth and Midwifery Elder Care Hygiene Disease and Treatment Medicine and Medical Care The Sick House Mental Illness Folk Remedies Root Doctors Diet and Nutrition Food Alcohol 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 Fire-Eaters Decisions Leading to Emancipation 1808 Congressional Ban on Importing Slaves Suing for Freedom Emancipation and the Emancipation Proclamation Manumission The Thirteenth Amendment Balance Between Free and Slave States The Northwest Ordinance Missouri Compromise Exclusion Laws Discipline and Punishment Whipping Confinement Branding Slaves Resistance and Rebellion Overview Escape Runaway and Fugitive Slaves Underground Railroad Bounty Hunters and Kidnapping Maroon Communities Sabotage Suicide and Self-Mutilation Infanticide Day-to-Day Resistance Rebellion 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 Broadsides Pamphlets 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 Journalism 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.