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The Quarters and the FieldsSlave Families in the Non-Cotton South$
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Damian Pargas Pargas

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813035147

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813035147.001.0001

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Agency, Diversity, and Slave Families

(p.3) Introduction
The Quarters and the Fields

Damian Alan Pargas

University Press of Florida

Despite enormous research work on the subject of slavery, many aspects of enslaved people's social lives remain shrouded in mystery for contemporary scholars, particularly with regard to slave family life of the non-cotton South. This chapter states that this book is an attempt to bridge this gap. Focusing on the experiences of slave families in the non-cotton South, this book provides a reinterpretation of enslaved people's family lives. Specifically, this book examines how the nature of regional agriculture affected “simple” slave families in three very different parts of the non-cotton South: northern Virginia, low-country South Carolina, and southern Louisiana. This chapter provides the objective of the book and describes various approaches to the study of slave family life in non-cotton South.

Keywords:   slave families, social lives, family life, non-cotton South, outhern Louisiana, comparative study, slave agency

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