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Black majority : Negroes in colonial South Carolina from 1670 through the Stono Rebellion / Peter H. Wood.

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  • 19 of 20 copies available at SC LENDS.

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AHJ - Allendale Branch SC 975.7 WOO (Text) 34801990554785 Adult South Carolina Collection Available -
AHJ - Hampton Branch 975.7 WOO (Text) 34803990554799 Adult South Carolina Available -
Anderson - Anderson Main Library SC R 306.362 Wood Peter (Text) 26000299 Adult SC Reference Available -
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Anderson - Anderson Main Library SC 306.362 Wood Peter (Text) 23679574 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch 306.362 WOO (Text) 0530000801619 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch LC 306.362 WOO (Text) 0530000812301 Adult Hilton Head Branch-Low Country Room Available -
Beaufort - St. Helena Branch 306.362 WOO (Text) 0530005630541 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Beaufort - St. Helena Branch GG 306.362 WOO (Text) 0530009576634 Adult Gullah Geeche Collection Available -
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Chester - Main Library 975.7 WOO (Text) 35301000567991 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 0393314820
  • ISBN: 9780393314823
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 346, viii pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
  • Edition: Reissue of 1975 publication
  • Publisher: New York : Norton, 1996, 1975.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the author's thesis, Harvard, 1972.
Originally published: New York : Knopf, c1974.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-346) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: small beginnings -- Part One: African workers in the Carolina Lowlands. The colony of a colony -- Black labor - white rice -- "The sovereign ray of health" -- Part Two: The changing frontier. Black pioneers -- "More like a negro country" -- Gullah speech: the roots of Black English -- Part Three: Rising tensions. Growing initiative among blacks -- Mounting anxiety among whites -- Runaways: slaves who stole themselves -- Part Four: A colony in conflict. Patterns of white control -- Patterns of black resistance -- The Stono rebellion and its consequences.
Summary, etc.:
African slaves, if taken together, were the largest single group of non-English-speaking migrants to enter the North American colonies in the pre-Revolutionary era. . . . And yet . . . most Americans would find it hard to conceive that the population of one of the thirteen original colonies was well over half black at the time the nation’s independence was declared. This groundbreaking study of two cultures in early America is easily the most thorough and the most penetrating case study yet written of the Afro-American population during the slave period . . . Fascinating and instructive.
Subject: Slavery > South Carolina.
South Carolina > History > Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.

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