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Published: 22 September 1977

304 Pages

ISBN: 9780195022452

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This Species of Property

Slave Life and Culture in the Old South

Leslie Howard Owens

Owens' fascinating study explores the personality and behavior of the slave within the context of what it meant to be a slave. Based on a variety of plantation records, diaries, slave narratives, travelers' accounts, and other items bearing on the slave's experiences in his relationships to slaveholders, it concentrates on the years between 1770 and 1865.