Stolen Childhood

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-06-29
  • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr

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One of the most important books published on slave society, Stolen Childhood focuses on the millions of children and youth enslaved in 19th-century America. This enlarged and revised edition reflects the abundance of new scholarship on slavery that has emerged in the 15 years since the first edition. While the structure of the book remains the same, Wilma King has expanded its scope to include the international dimension with a new chapter on the transatlantic trade in African children, and the book's geographic boundaries now embrace slave-born children in the North. She includes data about children owned by Native Americans and African Americans, and presents new information about children's knowledge of and participation in the abolitionist movement and the interactions between enslaved and free children.

Author Biography

Wilma King is Arvarh E. Strickland Distinguished Professor in African-American History and Culture at the University of Missouri, Columbia.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xvii
List of Abbreviationsp. xxiii
"In the Beginning": The Transatlantic Trade in Children of African Descentp. 1
"You know I am one man that do love my Children" Slave Children and Youth in the Family and Communityp. 30
"Us ain't never idle": The Work of Enslaved Children and Youthp. 71
"When day is done": The Play and Leisure Activities of Enslaved Children and Youthp. 107
Illustrationsp. 150
"Knowledge unfits a child to be a slave": Temporal and Spiritual Educationp. 169
"What has Ever become of my Presus little girl": The Traumas and Tragedies of Slave Children and Youthp. 212
"Free at last": The Quest for Freedomp. 262
"There's a better day a-coming": The Transition from Slavery to Freedomp. 314
Notesp. 361
Appendicesp. 447
Bibliographyp. 455
Indexp. 499
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