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Masters Of Violence (eBook)

The Plantation Overseers Of Eighteenth-Century Virginia, South Carolina, And Georgia

de Tristan Stubbs 

idioma: Inglês
Editor: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA PRESS
Edição ou reimpressão: agosto de 2018
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In the antebellum southern United States, major landowners typically hired overseers to manage their plantations. In addition to cultivating crops, managing slaves, and dispensing punishment, overseers were expected to maximize profits through increased productivityoften achieved through violence and cruelty. In Masters of Violence, Tristan Stubbs offers the first book-length examination of the overseersfrom recruitment and dismissal to their relationships with landowners and enslaved people, as well as their changing reputations, which devolved from reliable to untrustworthy and incompetent.At the beginning of the eighteenth century, slave owners regarded overseers as reliable enforcers of authority; by the end of the century, particularly after the American Revolution, plantation owners viewed them as incompetent and morally degenerate, as well as a threat to their power. Through a careful reading of plantation records, diaries, contemporary newspaper articles, and many other sources, Stubbs uncovers the ideological shift responsible for tarnishing overseers reputations.In this book, Stubbs argues that this shift in opinion grew out of far-reaching ideological and structural transformations to slave societies in Virginia, South Carolina, and Georgia throughout the Revolutionary era. Seeking to portray slavery as positive and yet simultaneously distance themselves from it, plantation owners blamed overseers as incompetent managers and vilified them as violent brutalizers of enslaved people.

Masters Of Violence
The Plantation Overseers Of Eighteenth-Century Virginia, South Carolina, And Georgia
de Tristan Stubbs 
ISBN: 9781611178852 Ano de edição ou reimpressão: Editor: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA PRESS Idioma: Inglês Tipo de Produto: eBook Formato: ePUB i Classificação Temática: eBooks  >  eBooks em Inglês  >  Outros

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