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Stolen Childhood: Slave Youth in Nineteenth-Century America Hardcover – December 1, 1995

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King, a historian at Michigan State University, has researched the lives of children growing up in slavery during the last century. Her sources include personal papers and U.S. government interviews with former slaves, all compiled in the 1930s. Children saw the carefree joys of their younger days fade as the grim boundaries of their lives became apparent. The humiliation and punishment of slaves was often inflicted publicly--a father whipped in front of his son as a salutary lesson to both the boy and the man. Parents could be sold off, losing all contact with their children. King relates how the songs and games of the children came to incorporate this harsh reality.

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Marking the milestones and millstones of the youthful years of enslaved blacks' lives on U.S. plantations in the 1800s, King (history, Michigan State Univ.) traces how those born into slavery grew old almost instantly, before their time, suffering atrocities akin to those of war-ravaged populations. She examines family, work, play, religion, punishment, and escape in a pioneering survey to assess our understanding of slavery from the experiences and perspectives of those under 21 years of age. As Deborah Gray White did in Ar'n't I a Woman? Female Slaves in the Plantation South (LJ 11/15/85), King has here remapped old and familiar terrain to lay out promising directions for fresh inquiry. Highly recommended for collections on 19th-century U.S. history, children, slavery, and blacks.?Thomas J. Davis, SUNY at Buffalo
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 253 pages
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press (December 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0253329043
  • ISBN-13: 978-0253329042
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.9 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,311,125 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book broke my heart more than any other book I have ever read about slavery! My ,my what horror my ancestors endured, and now we want even read or care about our history. We will buy offensive videos(you know what I mean) but we want buy a black history book and read and share with our children. I have stated in previous reviews my job of obtaining books (slavery) for my Black History Library.I read every one of them,several times.I was amazed learning that the Dozens was played even in slavery.(page 48) I remember while watching In Living Color early 1990's they played the dozens several times. I remember watching Steve Martin and Queen Latifa in the movie Bringing Down the House and I laughed when the white lady starting singing Mama Is Massa Gonna Sell us Tomorrow I didn't know this was a real song based on slaves whose family had been separated(page 105) or was about to be separated.Buy the book and be enlightened!
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