Dusinberre, William. (2009) Strategies for survivalrecollections of bondage in Antebellum Virginia Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press,MLA Citation
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Strategies for survival [electronic resource] : recollections of bondage in Antebellum Virginia /
|Main Author:||Dusinberre, William|
|Published:||Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2009.|
Carter G. Woodson Institute series.
|Topics:||Slaves - Virginia - Social conditions - 19th century. | Slaves - Virginia - Biography. | African Americans - Virginia - Interviews. | Agent (Philosophy) - Case studies. | Slavery - Virginia - History - 19th century. | SOCIAL SCIENCE - Slavery. | SOCIAL SCIENCE - Ethnic Studies - African American Studies.|
|Regions:||Virginia - Race relations - History - 19th century. | Virginia.|
|Genres:||Electronic books. | Biography | Case studies | History | Interviews|
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|Main Author:||Dusinberre, William, 1930-|
|Physical Description:||1 online resource (x, 251 pages) : maps.
|Includes:||Includes bibliographical references and index.
|ISBN:||9780813928364 (electronic bk.)
0813928362 (electronic bk.)
|System Details:||Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
|Summary:||Strategies for Survival conveys the experience of bondage through the words of former slaves themselves. The interviews -- conducted in Virginia in 1937 by WPA interviewers -- are considered among the most valuable of the WPA interviews because in Virginia the interviewers were almost all African Americans; thus the interviewees almost certainly spoke more frankly than they would otherwise have done. Dusinberre uses the interviews to assess the strategies by which slaves sought to survive, despite the severe constrictions bondage imposed upon their lives. Religion and escape were common means of coping with the indignity of family disruption, contempt, and the harsh realities of slavery. However, while Dusinberre recognizes the creativity and variety of slaves' responses to oppression, he acknowledges the dispiriting realities of the limits of slave resistance and agency. - Publisher.
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