Rearing Wolves to Our Own Destruction: Slavery in Richmond, Virginia, 1782-1865 - Carter G. Woodson Institute Series in Black Studies (Hardback)Midori Takagi (author)
Hardback 238 Pages / Published: 31/03/1999
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Richmond was not only the capital of Virginia and of the Confederacy, it was also one of the most industrialized cities south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Boasting ironworks, tobacco-processing plants, and flour mills, the city by 1860 drew half of its male workforce from the local slave population. "Rearing Wolves to Our Own Destruction" examines this unusual urban labor system from 1782 until the end of the Civil War. Richmond's urban slave system offered blacks a level of economic and emotional support not usually available to plantation slaves. "Rearing Wolves to Our Own Destruction" offers a valuable portrait of urban slavery in an individual city that raises questions about the adaptability of slavery as an institution to an urban setting and, more importantly, the ways in which slaves were able to turn urban working conditions to their own advantage.
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Number of pages: 238
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
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