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
Number of pages: 581
Weight: 1678 g
Dimensions: 259 x 185 x 51 mm
"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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