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- DescriptionThe traditional image of slavery begins with a master and a slave. However, t all slaves had traditional masters; some were owned instead by institutions, such as church congregations, schools, colleges, and businesses. This practice was pervasive in early Virginia; its educational, religious, and philanthropic institutions were literally built on the backs of slaves. Virginia's first industrial ecomy was also developed with the skilled labor of African American slaves. This book focuses on institutional slavery in Virginia as it was practiced by the Anglican and Presbyterian churches, free schools, and four universities: the College of William and Mary, Hampden-Sydney College, the University of Virginia, and Hollins College. It also examines the use of slave labor by businesses and the Commonwealth of Virginia in industrial endeavors. This is t only an account of how institutions used slavery to further their missions, but also of the slaves who belonged to institutions.
- Author BiographyJennifer Oast is an Associate Professor of History at Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania.
- Author(s)Jennifer Oast
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication11/12/2015
- SubjectHistory: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note8 b/w illus.
- Weight520 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine20 mm
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