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The Resource On slavery's border : Missouri's small-slaveholding households, 1815-1865, Diane Mutti Burke

On slavery's border : Missouri's small-slaveholding households, 1815-1865, Diane Mutti Burke

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On slavery's border : Missouri's small-slaveholding households, 1815-1865
Title
On slavery's border
Title remainder
Missouri's small-slaveholding households, 1815-1865
Statement of responsibility
Diane Mutti Burke
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Language
eng
Summary
On Slavery's Border is a bottom-up examination of how slavery and slaveholding were influenced by both the geography and the scale of the slaveholding enterprise. Missouri's strategic access to important waterways made it a key site at the periphery of the Atlantic world. By the time of statehood in 1821, people were moving there in large numbers, especially from the upper South, hoping to replicate the slave society they'd left behind.; Diane Mutti Burke focuses on the Missouri counties located along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers to investigate small-scale slavery at the level of the household and neighborhood. She examines such topics as small slaveholders' child-rearing and fiscal strategies, the economics of slavery, relations between slaves and owners, the challenges faced by slave families, sociability among enslaved and free Missourians within rural neighborhoods, and the disintegration of slavery during the Civil War. Mutti Burke argues that economic and social factors gave Missouri slavery an especially intimate quality. Owners directly oversaw their slaves and lived in close proximity with them, sometimes in the same building. White Missourians believed this made for a milder version of bondage. Some slaves, who expressed fear of being sold further south, seemed to agree.; Mutti Burke reveals, however, that while small slaveholding created some advantages for slaves, it also made them more vulnerable to abuse and interference in their personal lives. In a region with easy access to the free states, the perception that slavery was threatened spawned white anxiety, which frequently led to violent reassertions of supremacy
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Burke, Diane Mutti
Dewey number
977.8/03
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E445.M67
LC item number
B87 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Early American Places (Project)
Series statement
Early American places
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  • Slavery
  • Slaveholders
  • Households
  • Farm life
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Whites
  • Missouri
  • Missouri
  • Border States (U.S. Civil War)
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • African Americans
  • Farm life
  • Households
  • Race relations
  • Slaveholders
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • Social conditions
  • Whites
  • Missouri
  • United States
Label
On slavery's border : Missouri's small-slaveholding households, 1815-1865, Diane Mutti Burke
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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mixed
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
"They came like an avalanche" : the development of a small-slaveholding promised land -- Households in the middle ground : small slaveholders' family strategies -- "I was at home with the Negroes at work" : labor within Missouri's small-slaveholding households -- "May we as one family live in peace and harmony" : small-slaveholding household relations -- "Mah pappy belong to a neighbor" : marriage and family among Missouri slaves -- "We all lived neighbors" : sociability in small-slaveholding neighborhoods -- The war within : the passing of border slavery
Control code
682614265
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 413 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282892088
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
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22573/ctt3q4rzz
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)682614265
Label
On slavery's border : Missouri's small-slaveholding households, 1815-1865, Diane Mutti Burke
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"They came like an avalanche" : the development of a small-slaveholding promised land -- Households in the middle ground : small slaveholders' family strategies -- "I was at home with the Negroes at work" : labor within Missouri's small-slaveholding households -- "May we as one family live in peace and harmony" : small-slaveholding household relations -- "Mah pappy belong to a neighbor" : marriage and family among Missouri slaves -- "We all lived neighbors" : sociability in small-slaveholding neighborhoods -- The war within : the passing of border slavery
Control code
682614265
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 413 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282892088
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3q4rzz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)682614265

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