Sunday, November 13, 2011

Philip Morgan: Early American Slave Culture

Philip Morgan: Early American Slave Culture

Philip Morgan: Early American Slave Culture from The Gilder Lehrman Institute on Vimeo.



In this lecture, historian Philip D. Morgan compares the Lowcountry and Chesapeake slave cultures and reveals much about the way of life of some of the earliest African Americans. Although South Carolina in the eighteenth century was built by slave labor, Virginia only began to "recruit" slaves in large numbers at the beginning of that century. Consequently, there were substantial differences in the black cultures that emerged in the two regions.

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