The Resource Women's work, men's work : the informal slave economies of lowcountry Georgia, Betty Wood

Women's work, men's work : the informal slave economies of lowcountry Georgia, Betty Wood

Label
Women's work, men's work : the informal slave economies of lowcountry Georgia
Title
Women's work, men's work
Title remainder
the informal slave economies of lowcountry Georgia
Statement of responsibility
Betty Wood
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Women's Work, Men's Work, Betty Wood examines the struggle of bondpeople to secure and retain for themselves recognized rights as producers and consumers in the context of the brutal, formal slave economy sanctified by law. Wood examines this struggle in the Georgia lowcountry over a period of eighty years, from the 1750s to the 1830s, when, she argues, the evolution of the system of informal slave economies had reached the point that it would henceforth dominate Savannah's political agenda until the Civil War and emancipation." "In considering the quasi-autonomous economic activities of bondpeople, Wood outlines the equally significant but quite different, roles of bondwomen and bondmen in organizing these economies. She also analyzes the influence of evangelical Protestant Christianity on bondpeople, and the effects of the fusion of religious and economic morality on their circumstances." "For a combination of practical and religious reasons, Wood finds, informal slave economies, with their impact on whites, became the single most important issue in Savannah politics. She contends that, by the 1820s, bondpeople were instrumental in defining the political agenda of a divided city - a significant, if unintentional, achievement."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wood, Betty
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E445.G3
LC item number
W665 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • Plantation life
  • Economic history
  • Plantation life
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • Sklave
  • Wirtschaft
  • Geschichte 1750-1840
  • Sklaverei
  • Georgia
  • Georgia
  • Georgia
  • Georgia
  • Savannah (Ga.)
Label
Women's work, men's work : the informal slave economies of lowcountry Georgia, Betty Wood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Right to Time in the Countryside -- 2. Patterns of Production and Income Generation in the Countryside -- 3. Economic Transactions in the Countryside -- 4. Marketing in Savannah -- 5. Self-hire in Savannah -- 6. Patterns of Expenditure in Savannah -- 7. White Critiques of the Informal Slave Economies, 1785-1830 -- 8. African-American Christianity and the Informal Slave Economies, 1785-1830
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 247 pages
Isbn
9780820316673
Lccn
94005968
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29878040
  • (OCoLC)ocm29878040
Label
Women's work, men's work : the informal slave economies of lowcountry Georgia, Betty Wood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Right to Time in the Countryside -- 2. Patterns of Production and Income Generation in the Countryside -- 3. Economic Transactions in the Countryside -- 4. Marketing in Savannah -- 5. Self-hire in Savannah -- 6. Patterns of Expenditure in Savannah -- 7. White Critiques of the Informal Slave Economies, 1785-1830 -- 8. African-American Christianity and the Informal Slave Economies, 1785-1830
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 247 pages
Isbn
9780820316673
Lccn
94005968
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29878040
  • (OCoLC)ocm29878040

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