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House Servants and Field Hands; Fragmentation in the Antebellum Slave Community


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Abstract:
In Antebellum Society, black house servants were part of a separate class of slaves when compared to field hands. Black house servants lived in the plantation house with access to better facilities, had more personal contact with the masters of the plantation, ate better food, wore better clothes and did less menial labor. The house servants themselves also developed an attitude of superiority over the field hands.
Source:
Administration of Justice Bulletin (NoCar KFN 7908 .A15 U6), Vol. 55 Issue 1, 1978, p42-59 , il, f
Record #:
21326