The Resource Dismissing the peculiar institution : assessing slavery in Page and Rockingham Counties, Virginia, Charles Ballard

Dismissing the peculiar institution : assessing slavery in Page and Rockingham Counties, Virginia, Charles Ballard

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Dismissing the peculiar institution : assessing slavery in Page and Rockingham Counties, Virginia
Title
Dismissing the peculiar institution
Title remainder
assessing slavery in Page and Rockingham Counties, Virginia
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Charles Ballard
Title variation
Assessing slavery in Page and Rockingham Counties, Virginia
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Language
eng
Summary
This paper presents the view that slavery played a more active and important role in the historical development of the central Shenandoah Valley than previously perceived and recorded by such historians as John Wayland and Harry M. Strickler. Records recent research which documents the active role of African-Americans in such areas as iron-making (ex: the Shenandoah Iron Works), grain farming and other related occupations, using 1850 census figures. Mentions names of prominent wealthy slave-owning families and the impact of Mennonite and Dunker anti-slavery influences. Cites from the memoirs of Bethany Veney, a slave women who lived in antebellum Page County, Va
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Forms part of the Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar collection.
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VMC
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Dismissing the peculiar institution : assessing slavery in Page and Rockingham Counties, Virginia, Charles Ballard
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  • "A paper presented to the Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 17 April 1998."
  • "This is a work in progress."
  • "Gift of author, but copyright retained. Permission of author must be obtained to quote or publish, 4/29/98."
  • James Madison University Author
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39193154
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
21 leaves
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ill.

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