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Life in Black and White: Family and Community in the Slave South

Brenda E. Stevenson


This book provides a panoramic portrait of family and community life in and around Loudoun County, Virginia—weaving the fascinating personal stories of planters and slaves, of free blacks and poor-to-middling whites, into a powerful portrait of southern society from the mid-18th century to the Civil War. Loudoun County's most illustrious families—the Lees, Masons, Carters, Monroes, and Peytons—helped forge southern traditions and attitudes that became characteristic of the entire region while mingling with yeoman farmers of German, Scotch-Irish, and Irish descent, and free black families who l ... More

Keywords: Loudoun County, Virginia, planters, slaves, family life, community, American South, plantations, free blacks

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780195118032
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118032.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brenda E. Stevenson, author
University of California, Los Angeles