TITLE

Slave-Poor White Violence in the Antebellum Carolinas

AUTHOR(S)
Forret, Jeff
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
North Carolina Historical Review;Apr2004, Vol. 81 Issue 2, p139
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Traces the historical origin of the mutual hatred and animosity relations between African-American slaves and poor whites in North Carolina. Types of violent encounters that comprise a substantial portion of the total number of cases of interracial violence between slaves and poor whites; Interactions of slaves and poor whites that had potential to turn suddenly violent; Elements of the machinery of the slave society which all functioned to keep slave-poor white conflicts from escalating and posing any real danger to society; Most persuasive explanation for the rampant violence among southern white men.
ACCESSION #
13591238

 

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