Slave Patrols: Law and Violence in Virginia and the Carolinas
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BeschreibungThis book completes the grim picture of slavery by showing us the origins, nature, and extent of slave patrols in Virginia and the Carolinas from the late seventeenth century through the end of the Civil War. Here we see how the patrols, formed by county courts and state militias, were the closest enforcers of codes governing slaves throughout the South.
InhaltsverzeichnisAcknowledgments Introduction: Of Perpetrators and Police 1. Colonial Beginnings and Experiments 2. Supervising Patrollers in Town and Country 3. Patrol Personnel:"They Jes' Like Policemen, Only Worser" 4. In Times of Tranquility: Everyday Slave Patrols 5. In Times of Crisis: Patrols during Rebellions and Wars 6. Patrollers No More: The Civil War Era Epilogue: Black Freedom, White Violence: Patrols, Police, and the Klan Abbreviations Notes Bibliography Index
PortraitSally E. Hadden is Associate Professor of History and Assisant Professor of Law at Florida State University.
PressestimmenHadden offers insights into a part of U.S. history that has been little studied, despite the fact that it is an integral fact of that history...[Slave] patrols became part of the violent force used to react to slave revolts, the threat of such revolts, and runaways. Despite the bravado attached to their image, slave patrols were "an unequivocal manifestation of white fear." -- Vanessa Bush Booklist 20010201 In a study that explores the roots of what we know today as racial profiling, [Hadden] focuses on the law-enforcement bands that existed from about 1700 to 1865 and were charged with ensuring that slaves did not escape their masters' plantations...An incisive, scholarly study. Publishers Weekly 20010219 Using a variety of sources [and] adding new details, [Hadden's] in-depth analysis provides an understanding of the daily enforcement of slave laws and an awareness of how Southern police forces were influenced by slavery and white dominance...This is essential reading, with much to offer all scholars interested in American history, slavery, and race relations. -- Edward G. McCormack Library Journal 20010301 Slave Patrols studies the roots, rules, procedures, progress, disintegration and legacy of Southern slave patrols in Virginia and the Carolinas in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is perhaps the most all-encompassing view yet of a long overlooked chapter of Southern history. The paucity of research done on slave patrols is seemingly out of proportion to the large role they played in the perpetuation of the slavery system in the South. Research in Review 20010701 Sally Hadden...has written the first definitive book on slave patrols...The book studies the roots, rules, procedures, progress, disintegration and legacy of Southern slave patrols during the 18th and 19th centuries. It is the most all-encompassing view of a long overlooked chapter of Southern history. New York Voice 20020102
Untertitel: 'Harvard Historical Studies (Pa'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: HARVARD UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2003
Seitenanzahl: 340 Seiten