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World of a Slave [2 volumes]: Encyclopedia of the Material Life of Slaves in the United States (Hardback)
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World of a Slave [2 volumes]: Encyclopedia of the Material Life of Slaves in the United States (Hardback)

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Hardback 581 Pages / Published: 13/12/2010
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This two-volume encyclopedia is the first to focus on the material life of slaves.


* 178 A-Z entries on almost all aspects of the material culture of enslaved African Americans from the 17th century until 1865

* Contributions from a plethora of scholars, curators, artisans, and archaeologists in the field

* Sidebars including quotations from former slaves in which they describe the use and meaning of material objects

* Period paintings, watercolors, photographs, and drawings that illustrate the material world of enslaved blacks

* Photos of buildings, archaeological assemblages, and modern-day reproductions to illustrate specific entries

* A thematic guide that helps users easily find related topics

* Includes a substantial selected bibliography, including vetted websites

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313349423
Number of pages: 581
Weight: 1678 g
Dimensions: 259 x 185 x 51 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Highly recommended as a specialized reference title." - Library Journal
"This outstanding, objectively written resource is highly recommended for academic and large libraries." - Booklist
". . . this two-volume set presents a fresh, powerful picture of the ignoble institution of slavery in the US. . . . this important encyclopedia will be a useful addition for all academic libraries. . . . Recommended." - Choice
"An outstanding addition for all history collections." - School Library Journal

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