Slavery and Southern Violence: County Court Petitions and the South’s Peculiar Institution

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Loren L. Schweninger, Emeritus Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: In subsequent years, and after using From Slavery to Freedom in my African American history classes, I came to appreciate how important it was to understand the place of violence in Southern history. Of course, a number of scholars have focused on this topic, including Edward Ayers, Philip Schwarz, and Professor Franklin himself, especially in The Militant South. We have some knowledge of the force used to keep slaves in line, to intimidate black families, and to curtail slave resistance, although I believe more can and will be said on these topics.

Additional Information

Publication
Journal of Negro History 85 (Winter-Spring 2000), 33-35
Language: English
Date: 2000
Keywords
Alabama Reconstruction, Violence, Plantation Life