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The Southern plantation overseer as revealed in his letters

The Southern plantation overseer as revealed in his letters

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Published by Negro Universities Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Polk, James Knox, -- 1795-1849.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[edited] by John Spencer Bassett.
    ContributionsBassett, John Spencer., Polk, James Knox, 1795-1849.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20929432M
    ISBN 100837102979
    OCLC/WorldCa234220946

    of manuscript plantation records that survive in research libraries scattered throughout the South. These manuscripts consist of business records, account books, slave lists, overseers’ reports, diaries, private letters exchanged among family members and friends, and even an occasional letter . He also published the Southern Rural Almanac and Plantation Garden Calendar from to the s. Early papers concern Affleck's family in Scotland. Papers from to pertain to the management of Affleck's wife's plantation near Natchez, Mississippi, his commercial nursery, and his service as agricultural editor of several newspapers.

    plantation as socially convenient for his own mulatto children by a black mistress. But Caldonia's doubts, compounded by her grief over Henry's death, lead her family, friends, and neighbors in Manchester County, Virginia, to fear that she will lose control of the plantation. The Townsends' black overseer Moses tries to fill this power vacuum.   Records document his plantation management, agricultural and technological innovations, finances, crop marketing and plantation provisioning as well as the social life and culture of Virginia planters. Melrose Plantation Account Book, (1 vol.) Account book of the Melrose Plantation in Munson (Mordello Stephen) Family Papers,

    The Southern Plantation Overseer As Revealed in His Letters. Reprint, New York: Negro Universities Press, ___., ed. "James K. Polk and His Constituents, " American Historical Review 28 (): Bergeron, Paul H. "James K. Polk and the Jacksonian Press in Tennessee." Tennessee Historical Quarterly 41 (Fall ): Ballard was involved in the interstate slave trade in the 's and 's, and by the early 's he was purchasing and managing plantations in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas. He co-owned.


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Southern plantation overseer as revealed in his letters. Northampton, Mass., Printed for Smith College, (OCoLC) Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: John Spencer Bassett; James K Polk.

Southern plantation overseer as revealed in his letters. New York: Negro Universities Press, [, ©] (OCoLC) Named Person: James K Polk; James K Polk: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: John Spencer Bassett; James K Polk.

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About this Book Catalog Record Details. The Southern plantation overseer as revealed in his letters, Bassett, John Spencer, View full catalog record. Rights: Public Domain, Google-digitized.

The Southern Plantation Overseer 07/ The Southern Plantation Overseer. Historical Background. Occupations, Slavery, Smith. Karen. One of my ancestors worked for a time as a plantation overseer in or around Carroll County, Mississippi, in the s or s.

I was curious about this employment as he was a small landowner himself – why. Abstract "All the letters in this book are taken from the correspondence of James Knox Polk and all are preserved in manuscript form in the Library of Congress, Washington, D. C."-title: The plantation overseer as revealed in his of access: Internet.

The Southern Plantation Overseer as Revealed in His Letters (). Image Credit: "Slaves under the overseers whip." Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave, Written by Himself (New York: By the author, ), p.

Image courtesy of LearnNC. John Spencer Bassett, “The Southern plantation overseer as revealed in his letters” (Northampton, Ma: Printed for Smith College, ), Posted in: Africa, Culture & Society, History 1 Comment | Add a Comment». Series 4: The William T.

Bain Papers,principally contain the family letters of William T. Bain, his wife and children sent to his daughter Mollie Bain Bitting, all of Wake County, North letters concern the plantation business, slaves and slave. Further Reading. Robert F. Allston, The South Carolina Rice Plantation as Revealed in the Papers of Robert F.

Allston, ed. James H. Easterby () John S. Bassett, The Southern Plantation Overseer as Revealed in His Letters () Eugene D.

Genovese, Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made () William K. Scarborough, The Overseer: Plantation Management in the Old. The literature on plantation overseers is dominated by two secondary sources. The earliest of these, The Southern Plantation Overseer As Revealed in His Letters (Bassett ) is based entirely on the letters of overseers on James Polk’s absentee cotton plantation in Yalobusha County, Mississippi and the research dates.

Letters from George Skipwith, the slave overseer at Cocke’s Hopewell, Alabama, plantation, and from George’s daughter, Lucy, who established a school at Hopewell, contain detailed information on the conditions, events, and problems faced on Cocke’s plantations in Alabama.

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The show debuted March 9,on WGN America. On ApWGN renewed the show for a episode second season, that premiered on March 8, Onit was announced that WGN had canceled the show after two. To this end, I hunted down a book mentioned in the footnotes of "Ledgers of History" as one that Faulkner had actually read, being "The Southern Plantation Overseer as Revealed in his Letters" by John Spencer Bassett.

(See also "The Selected Letters of William Faulkner".Reviews: 6. the southern plantation system than did the overseer. It was this agent, who, in great measure, determined the success or failure of planting operations on the larger estates devoted to the production of staple agricul- tural products.

Among the major responsi- bilities of the overseer were the welfare and. 18 Bassett, John, The Southern Plantation Overseer as Revealed in His Letters (Northampton: Smith College, ), 2, 9.

19 Bridenbaugh, Carl, The Colonial Craftsman (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, ) ; Bridenbaugh, Myths and Realities: Societies of the Colonial South (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, ). In his new book Masters of Violence: The Plantation Overseers and Eighteenth-Century Virginia, South Carolina, and Georgia, Tristan Stubbs considers these questions through the rise of the overseer.

While interested, and adept, at recreating the world of overseers during the eighteenth century, Stubbs is primarily concerned with how eighteenth. A plantation complex in the Southern United States is the built environment (or complex) that was common on agricultural plantations in the American South from the 17th into the 20th century.

The complex included everything from the main residence down to the pens for rn plantations were generally self-sufficient settlements that relied on the forced labor of slaves, similar.

John Bassett, The Southern Plantation Overseer as Revealed in His Letters (Northampton, For example, if an overseer was paid one share as his salary for supervising eight slave sharers, he would receive one-ninth of the crops produced for the year as his share, rather than one-eighth.

Henry Laurens’ Account Book, The Southern plantation overseer as revealed in his letters, (Northampton, Mass., Printed for Smith college, ), by John Spencer Bassett and James K. Polk .Consider these questions as you read two sets of letters. George Skipwith was the overseer/driver in the s of an Alabama plantation owned by John Hartwell Cocke, who remained in Virginia on his family plantations.

Skipwith had a stormy tenure as overseer and in was demoted to driver.