Stolen Childhood, Second Edition

Stolen Childhood, Second Edition

Slave Youth in Nineteenth-Century America
Wilma King
Distribution: World
Publication date: 06/29/2011
Format: Paperback 16 b&w photos
ISBN: 978-0-253-22264-0
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2012 AAUP Public and Secondary School Library SelectionA 2012 Choice Outstanding Academic Title

One of the most important books published on slave society, Stolen Childhood focuses on the millions of children and youth enslaved in 19th-century America. This enlarged and revised edition reflects the abundance of new scholarship on slavery that has emerged in the 15 years since the first edition. While the structure of the book remains the same, Wilma King has expanded its scope to include the international dimension with a new chapter on the transatlantic trade in African children, and the book’s geographic boundaries now embrace slave-born children in the North. She includes data about children owned by Native Americans and African Americans, and presents new information about children’s knowledge of and participation in the abolitionist movement and the interactions between enslaved and free children.

Author Bio

Wilma King is Arvarh E. Strickland Distinguished Professor in African-American History and Culture at the University of Missouri, Columbia, where she holds a joint appointment in the Black Studies Program and Department of History. Her books include The Essence of Liberty: Free Black Women during the Slave Era; We Specialize in the Wholly Impossible: A Reader in Black Women's History (edited with Darlene Clark Hine and Linda Reed); A Northern Woman in the Plantation South: Letters of Tryphena Blanche Holder Fox, 1856-1876; Children of the Emancipation; and Toward the Promised Land: From Uncle Tom's Cabin to the Onset of the Civil War, 1851-1861.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
1. In the Beginning: The Transatlantic Trade in Children of African Descent
2. "You know that I am one man that do love his children": Slave Children and Youth in the Family and Community
3. "Us ain't never idle": Slave Children and Youth in the World of Work
4. "When day is done": Play and Leisure Activities of Slave Children and Youth
5. "Knowledge unfits a child to be a slave": The Temporal and Spiritual Education of Slave Children and Youth
6. "What has Ever Become of My Presus Little Girl": The Traumas and Tragedies of Slave Children and Youth
7. "Free at last": The Quest for Freedom by Slave Children and Youth
8. "There's a better day a-coming": The Transition from Slavery to Freedom for Children and Youth

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