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"Swing the sickle for the harvest is ripe" : gender and slavery in antebellum Georgia / Daina Ramey Berry.

Author/Creator:
Berry, Daina Ramey.
Publication:
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2007.
Series:
Women in American history
Women in American history
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, [2], 224, [4] pages, [10] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Women slaves -- Georgia -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Slaves -- Georgia -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Sex role -- Georgia -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery -- Georgia -- Wilkes County -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery -- Georgia -- Glynn County -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery -- Economic aspects -- Georgia -- History -- 19th century.
Community life -- Georgia -- Wilkes County -- History -- 19th century.
Community life -- Georgia -- Glynn County -- History -- 19th century.
Wilkes County (Ga.) -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
Glynn County (Ga.) -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
Place of Publication:
United States Illinois, Urbana.
Contents:
"I had to work hard, plow, and go and split wood jus' like a man": skill, gender, and productivity in agricultural settings
"Dey s'lected me out to be a housegirl": the privileges and pain of nonagricultural labor
"There sho' was a sight of us": enslaved family and community rituals
"O, I never has forgot dat last dinner wit my folks": enslaved family and community realities
"For the current year": the informal economy and slave hiring
Epilogue: The aftermath of slavery.
Notes:
"Front cover designed by Jessica Gonzalez."
"Jacket image: Woman returning from the fields with a hoe over her shoulder and a basket in hand. From Rudolf Eickemeyer Jr. and Joel Chandler Harris, Down South (New York: Robert Howard Russell, 1900)."
"Frontispiece is drawn by Michael Stevenson."
"Composed in 9.5/12.5 Trump Mediaeval with Trump Mediaeval display ..."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-217) and index.
Local notes:
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy: dustjacket retained.
Penn Provenance:
Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
2007
Contributor:
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
9780252031465 (cloth : alk. paper)
0252031466 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC:
77116813
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