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Title The overseers of early American slavery : supervisors, enslaved labourers, and the plantation enterprise / Laura R. Sandy.
Imprint New York, NY : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.


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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
Series Routledge advances in American history ; 17
Routledge advances in American history ; 17.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Bio/Hist Note Laura R. Sandy is a lecturer in American history at the University of Liverpool and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of International Slavery.
Note Print version record.
Subject Plantation overseers -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Slavery -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 18th century.
United States.
Genre History.
Summary "Enmeshed in the exploitative world of racial slavery, overseers were central figures in the management of early American plantation enterprises. All too frequently dismissed as brutal and incompetent, they defy easy categorisation. Some were rogues, yet others were highly skilled professionals, farmers, and artisans. Some were themselves enslaved. They and their wives, with whom they often formed supervisory partnerships, were caught between disdainful planters and defiant enslaved labourers, as they sought to advance their ambitions. Their history, revealed here in unprecedented detail, illuminates the complex power struggles and interplay of class and race in a volatile slave society"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Title Print version: Sandy, Laura R. Overseers of early American slavery. New York, NY : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2020 9780367419646