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Slavery in Florida - Larry Eugene Rivers

(Item: BOOK3890)


Territorial Days to Emancipation

Larry Eugene Rivers

Hardbound - Orange Board, Black Cloth/Orange Gilt Lettering

Item Description: University Press of Florida, 2000

Book Condition: Good/Lightly Bumped/Rubbed

Dust Jacket Condition: Good/Not Clipped

Lightly Bumped/Rubbed

Photographic Illustration Section


369 Pages

 Summary: This illustrated social history of slavery tells what life was like for bond servants in Florida from 1821 to 1865, offering new insights from the perspective of both slave and master. Starting with an overview of the institution as it evolved during the Spanish and English periods, Larry E. Rivers looks in detail and in depth at the slave experience, noting the characteristics of slavery in the Middle Florida plantation belt. He examines the slave family, religion, resistance activity, slaves' participation in the Civil War, and their social interactions with whites, Indians, other slaves, and masters. Rivers also provides a dramatic account of the hundreds of armed free blacks and runaways among the Seminole, Creek, and Mikasuki Indians on the peninsula, whose presence created tensions leading to the Second Seminole War (1835-42). Slavery in Florida is built upon painstaking research into virtually every source available on the subject -- a wealth of historic documents, personal papers, slave testimonies, and census and newspaper reports. This serious critical work strikes a balance between the factual and the interpretive. It will be significant to all readers interested in slavery, the Civil War, the African American experience, and Florida and southern U.S. history, and it could serve as a comprehensive resource for secondary school teachers and students. 

Slavery, Florida, United States, Plantation Life, History, African American History


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