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Roll, Jordan, roll

the world the slaves made

[1st ed.]
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This edition was published in by Pantheon Books in New York.

Written in English

823 pages

This landmark history of slavery in the South -- a winner of the Bancroft Prize -- challenged conventional views of slaves by illuminating the many forms of resistance to dehumanization that developed in slave society. Rather than emphasizing the cruelty and degradation of slavery, historian Eugene Genovese investigates the ways that slaves forced their owners to acknowledge their humanity through culture, music, and religion. Not merely passive victims, the slaves in this account actively engaged with the paternalism of slaveholding culture in ways that supported their self-respect and aspirations for freedom. Roll, Jordan, Roll covers a vast range of subjects, from slave weddings and funerals, to the language, food, clothing, and labor of slaves, and places particular emphasis on religion as both a major battleground for psychological control and a paradoxical source of spiritual strength. Displaying keen insight into the minds of both slaves and slaveholders, Roll, Jordan, Roll is a testament to the power of the human spirit under conditions of extreme oppression. - Publisher.

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Roll, Jordan, roll: the world the slaves made
1976, Vintage Books
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Roll, Jordan, roll: the world the slaves made
1974, Pantheon Books
in English - [1st ed.]

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Roll, Jordan, Roll

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This landmark history of slavery in the South -- a winner of the Bancroft Prize -- challenged conventional views of slaves by illuminating the many forms of resistance to dehumanization that developed in slave society. Rather than emphasizing the cruelty and degradation of slavery, historian Eugene Genovese investigates the ways that slaves forced their owners to acknowledge their humanity through culture, music, and religion. Not merely passive victims, the slaves in this account actively engaged with the paternalism of slaveholding culture in ways that supported their self-respect and aspirations for freedom. Roll, Jordan, Roll covers a vast range of subjects, from slave weddings and funerals, to the language, food, clothing, and labor of slaves, and places particular emphasis on religion as both a major battleground for psychological control and a paradoxical source of spiritual strength. Displaying keen insight into the minds of both slaves and slaveholders, Roll, Jordan, Roll is a testament to the power of the human spirit under conditions of extreme oppression. - Publisher.

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Dewey 975/.004/96073

Roll, Jordan, roll

the world the slaves made

[1st ed.]

This edition was published in by Pantheon Books in New York.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

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Dewey Decimal Class
975/.004/96073
Library of Congress
E443 .G46

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxii, 823 p. ; 25 cm. --
Number of pages
823

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Open Library
OL5044777M
Internet Archive
rolljordanrollwo0000geno
ISBN 10
0394491319
LC Control Number
74004760
Library Thing
109350
Goodreads
4989814

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