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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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Slaveholding across Time and Space

Slaveholding across Time and Space

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(p.117) 5 Slaveholding across Time and Space
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The Quarters and the Fields
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Damian Alan Pargas

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813035147.003.0006

This chapter broadly examines nineteenth-century evolution of slaveholdings on the grain farms of Fairfax County, the rice plantations of Georgetown District, and the sugar plantations of St. James Parish. What was the spatial distribution and sexual composition of enslaved populations in different regions of the non-cotton South, and how did they change over time? The aim of this chapter is to provide a basis from which to further explore enslaved people's experiences with family formation and stability by first establishing the social landscapes of slave populations in each region.

Keywords:   slaveholdings, slave population, social landscape, rice plantations, Georgetown District, sexual composition

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