10 January 2009

Podcast: Lecture on Slavery by Philip D. Morgan

Since 1996, Gilder Lehrman Historians’ Forums have presented dozens of eminent historians discussing their latest books. Now you can hear these lectures on your computer, iPod, or other portable media player. One that directly to relates to the history, culture, and environment of our area is:

Philip D. Morgan
“Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry,” recorded at the Morgan Library, (New York City) on January 22, 2001
Running Time: 32:27

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.

If you'd rather read Slave Counterpoint, we have 3 copies in our library system. Look for this book at call number 975.5 MOR in the BDC, at Hilton Head Branch or at Beaufort Branch.

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