Rearing Wolves to Our Own Destruction

Rearing Wolves to Our Own Destruction

Slavery in Richmond, Virginia, 1782-1865

eBook - 1999
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Richmond's urban slave system offered blacks a level of economic and emotional support not usually available to plantation slaves. "Rearing Wolves to Our Own Destruction" offers a valuable portrait of urban slavery in an individual city that raises questions about the adaptability of slavery as an institution to an urban setting and, more importantly, the ways in which slaves were able to turn urban working conditions to their own advantage.
Richmond was not only the capital of Virginia and of the Confederacy, it was also one of the most industrialized cities south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Boasting ironworks, tobacco-processing plants, and flour mills, the city by 1860 drew half of its male workforce from the local slave population. "Rearing Wolves to Our Own Destruction" examines this unusual urban labor system from 1782 until the end of the Civil War.
Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1999
ISBN: 9780813929170
0813929172
9780585121611
0585121613
9780813920993
081392099X
9780813918334
0813918332
9780813918341
0813918340
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 187 p.) : ill., map

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