The Resource The claims of kinfolk: : African American property and community in the nineteenth-century South, Dylan C. Penningroth, (ebook)

The claims of kinfolk: : African American property and community in the nineteenth-century South, Dylan C. Penningroth, (ebook)

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The claims of kinfolk: : African American property and community in the nineteenth-century South
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The claims of kinfolk:
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African American property and community in the nineteenth-century South
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Dylan C. Penningroth
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eng
Summary
In The Claims of Kinfolk, Dylan Penningroth uncovers an extensive informal economy of property ownership among slaves and sheds new light on African American family and community life from the heyday of plantation slavery to the "freedom generation" of the 1870s. By focusing on relationships among blacks, as well as on the more familiar struggles between the races, Penningroth exposes a dynamic process of community and family definition. He also includes a comparative analysis of slavery and slave property ownership along the Gold Coast in West Africa, revealing significant differences between the African and American contexts.Property ownership was widespread among slaves across the antebellum South, as slaves seized the small opportunities for ownership permitted by their masters. While there was no legal framework to protect or even recognize slaves' property rights, an informal system of acknowledgment recognized by both blacks and whites enabled slaves to mark the boundaries of possession. In turn, property ownership--and the negotiations it entailed--influenced and shaped kinship and community ties. Enriching common notions of slave life, Penningroth reveals how property ownership engendered conflict as well as solidarity within black families and communities. Moreover, he demonstrates that property had less to do with individual legal rights than with constantly negotiated, extralegal social ties
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Midwest
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Penningroth, Dylan C
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333.33/5/08996073075
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • Property
  • Electronic books
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Slaves
  • Property
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adult
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The claims of kinfolk: : African American property and community in the nineteenth-century South, Dylan C. Penningroth, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780807862131
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11719529
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11719529
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MWT11719529
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The claims of kinfolk: : African American property and community in the nineteenth-century South, Dylan C. Penningroth, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807862131
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11719529
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11719529
System control number
MWT11719529
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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