Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made


This landmark history of slavery in the South--a winner of the Bancroft Prize--challenged conventional views of slaves by illuminating the many forms of resistance to dehumanization that developed in slave society. Rather than emphasizing the cruelty and degradation of slavery, historian Eugene Genovese investigates the ways that slaves forced their owners to acknowledge their humanity through culture, music, and religion. Not merely passive victims, the slaves in this account actively engaged with the paternalism of ...

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Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made
1976, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780394716527

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