Maintaining a Culture Life Under Slavery by Deborah H. DeFord


Maintaining a Culture Life Under Slavery by Deborah H. DeFord

When the African people were first brought to the New World, estranged from their homeland, they adapted their native rituals, religions, customs, language, and arts to their new home. In doing so, they held onto their rich heritage while introducing aspects of it into the Americas. From the new set Slavery in the Americas, Life Under Slavery explores this intriguing time in American history more thoroughly. Topics include: the blending of different African ethnic groups; the black codes and slave life; the cotton gin and the profitability of slavery; new family structures that evolved in response to broken families; the roles of the Freedmen's Aid Society and the American Missionary Society in preparing blacks for freedom.

About the Author

Deborah H. DeFord is a freelance writer, editor, researcher, and packager. She holds a B.A. in English from Eastern Connecticut State University. An author of six books, DeFord has also published multiple articles and produced an advice column for young people, as well as an online, interactive cable television program

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112 pages


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Publication date

15th May 2006



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