Slavery in the Cities by Richard C. Wade
The South 1820-1860 (Galaxy Book, GB 209)

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This is not in any way to excuse the ""peculiar institution"" or to say that life was anything but miserable for the Negro, but to document the decline of slavery as a tool in an urban society.
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Attempts to show what happened to slavery in an urban environment and to reconstruct the texture of life of the Negroes who lived in bondage in the cities.
 

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Published January 1, 1964 by Oxford University Press. 352 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, History, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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This is not in any way to excuse the ""peculiar institution"" or to say that life was anything but miserable for the Negro, but to document the decline of slavery as a tool in an urban society.

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