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Title Masters of violence : the plantation overseers of eighteenth-century Virginia, South Carolina, and Georgia / Tristan Stubbs.
Imprint Columbia, South Carolina : University of South Carolina Press, [2018]

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 234 pages)
Series The Carolina lowcountry and the Atlantic world
Carolina lowcountry and the Atlantic world.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 09, 2018).
Subject Plantation overseers -- Southern States -- History -- 18th century.
Plantation life -- Southern States -- History -- 18th century.
Slavery -- Southern States -- History -- 18th century.
Southern States.
1700-1799
Genre Electronic books.
History.
Contents A note on terminology -- Introduction To "treat them ... inhumanly" -- overseeing in the eighteenth century -- A "continual exercise of our patience and economy" : the structure of oversight, patriarchism, and dependence in pre-Revolutionary Virginia, South Carolina, and Georgia -- "Douptfull of my Diligence" : overseer recruitment and character requirements -- "Nothing pleases me better than to see them in good order" : contractual relationships between overseers and planters -- "Under the shadow of my own Vine & my own Fig-tree" : relations between overseers and slave owners -- "At their uttermost perils" : relations among overseers, bondpeople, and servants -- "Insurgents ... disappointed in their villainous Stratagems" : plantation overseeing during the American Revolutionary War -- Epilogue "Little better ... than human brutes" : The consolidation of anti-overseer stereotypes.
Summary "The overseer performed a role of singular importance to the plantation economies of the eighteenth-century South. Ultimately the responsibility for a profitable return on his employer's investment in land and human property fell to him, ahead of the estate steward or planter's agent, both of whom were superior in the management hierarchy. Stubbs's book contends that eighteenth-century overseeing is integral to understanding the development of slaveholder paternalism in the nineteenth century"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Title Print version: Stubbs, Tristan. Masters of violence. Columbia, South Carolina : University of South Carolina Press, [2018] 9781611178845