By Anthony E. Kaye
During this new interpretation of antebellum slavery, Kaye deals a bright portrait of slaves remodeling adjacent plantations into slave neighborhoods. He describes women and men establishing paths from their proprietors' plantations to adjoining farms to head dating and take spouses, to paintings, to run away, and to another way take care of proprietors and their brokers. Demonstrating that neighborhoods prevailed around the South, Kaye reformulates principles approximately slave marriage, resistance, self sustaining construction, paternalism, autonomy, and the slave neighborhood that experience outlined a long time of scholarship. this is often the 1st booklet approximately slavery to take advantage of the pension documents of former squaddies within the Union military, an unlimited resource of wealthy testimony by way of ex-slaves.