The Whipping Post
Marion B. Lucas
Professor of History and
University Distinguished Professor
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I. Reading: Seminar in Slavery is essentially a reading, discussion class. The text is Lawrence B. Goodheart and others, eds., Slavery in American Society. Lexington, Mass.: D.C. Heath and Company, 1993. Additional assigned reading will be given on topics to be discussed. Class participation and a final examination, which will cover the readings and discussions, are one-half of your grade. Topics and bibliographies are listed below.
Boles, John B. Black Southerners, 1619-1869 (1983).
Boles, John B. The South Through Time (1995).
Miller, Joseph. Slavery: A Worldwide Bibliography (1985).
Miller, Randall M. and John David Smith, eds., Dictionary of Afro-American Slavery (1988).
Roller, David C. and Robert W. Twyman, eds., The Encyclopedia of Southern History (1979).
Rose, Willie Lee, ed. A Documentary History of Slavery in North America (1976).
Slavery and Abolition: A Journal of Comparative Studies
Smith, John David. Black Slavery in the Americas: An Interdisciplinary Bibliography,
1865-1980 (2 vols., 1982).
Wilson, Charles Reagan and William Ferris, eds., Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (1989).
H-Net Humanities & Social Studies
The Idea of the South
WKU History Department Library Research Information
Origins of Race Ideology
Boskin, Joseph. Into Slavery: Racial Decisions in the Virginia
Davis, David Brion. The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture (1988).
Eaton, Clement. The Mind of the Old South (1967).
Frederickson, George. The Black Image in the White Mind: The Debate on Afro-American
Character and Destiny, 1817-1914 (1971).
Jordan, Winthrop W. White Over Black (1968).
Malcomson, Scott L. One Drop of Blood: The American Misadventure of Race (2000).
Morgan, Edmund. American Slavery, American Freedom (1975).
The Plantation and Slave Life
Berlin, Ira. Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of
in North America
Blassingame, John W. The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South (1972).
Breeden, James O., ed. Advice Among Masters: The Ideal in Slave Management in the Old
Burton, Orville V. In My Father's House Are Many Mansions: Family and Community in
Edgefield, South Carolina (1985).
Dusinberre, William. Them Dark Days: Slavery in the American Rice Swamps (1996).
Elkins, Stanley. Slavery: A Problem in American Institutional Life (1976).
Fogel, Robert W. and Stanley Engerman, Time on the Cross (2 vols., 1974).
Genovese, Eugene D. Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made (1972).
Gutman, Herbert. The Black Family in slavery and Freedom, 1750-1925 (1977).
Joyner, Charles W. Down By the Riverside: A South Carolina Slave Community (1984).
Kay, Marvin L. Michael and Lorin Lee Cary. Slavery in North Carolina, 1748-1775 (1995).
Kolchin, Peter. American Slavery, 1619-1877 (1993).
Kulikoff, Allan. Tobacco and Slaves: The Development of Southern Cultures in the
Chesapeake, 1680-1800 (1986).
Land, Aubrey C. Basis of Plantation Society (1969).
Litwack, Leon. North of Slavery: The Negro in the Free States, 1790-1860 (1961).
Levine, Lawrence. Black Culture and Black Consciousness: Afro-American Folk Thought
from Slavery to Freedom (1980).
McManus, Edgar J. Black Bondage in the North (1973).
Menn, Joseph K. The Large Slaveholders of Louisiana (1964).
Moore, John Hebron. The Emergence of the Cotton Kingdom in the Old Southwest:
Mississippi, 1770-1860 (1988).
Owens, Leslie H. This Species of Property: Slave Life and Culture in the Old South (1976).
Phillips, U.B. Life and Labor in the Old South (1929).
Phillips, U.B. American Negro Slavery (1918).
Roper, John Herbert. U. B. Phillips: A Southern Mind (1984).
Savitt, Todd. Medicine and Slavery: the Diseases and Health Care of Blacks in Antebellum
Scarborough, William K. The Overseer: Plantation Management in the Old South (1966).
Schwarz, Philip J. Slave Laws in Virginia (1996).
Smith, John David. "Ulrich Bonnell Phillips' Plantation and Frontier: The Historian as Documentary
Editor. The Georgia Historical Quarterly 77 (1993): 123-43.
Smith, Julia B. Slavery and Rice Culture in Low Country Georgia, 1750-1860 (1985).
Stampp, Kenneth. The Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South (1956).
Stuckey, Sterling. Slave Culture (1987).
Van Deburg, William L. The Slave Drivers: Black Agricultural Labor Supervisors in the
Antebellum South (1979).
Wright, Gavin. The Political Economy of the Cotton South: Households, Markets, and Wealth
in the Nineteenth Century (1978).
Clinton, Catherine. The Plantation Mistress: Woman's World in
Old South (1982).
Forx-Genovese, Elizabeth. Within the Plantation: Black and White Women of the Old South
Jones, Jacqueline. Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work, and the Family from
Slavery to the Present (1985).
Malone, Ann Patton. Sweet Chariot: Slave Family and Household Structure in
Nineteenth-Century Louisiana (1992).
McLaurin, Melton A. Celia, A Slave (1991).
McMillen, Sally G. Southern Women: Black and White Women in the Old South (1992).
White, Deborah Gray. Ar'n't I a Woman? Female Slaves in the Plantation South (1985).
Wood, Betty. Women's Work, Men's Work: The Informal Slave Economies of Lowcountry
Slave Religion and Education
Boles, John B., ed. Masters & Slaves in the House of the
Race and Religion in the
American South, 1740-1870 (1988).
Cornelius, Janet Duitsman. "When I Can Read My Title Clear": Literacy, Slavery, and Religion
in the Antebellum South (1991).
Epstein, Dena S. Sinful Tunes and Spirituals: Black Folk Music to the Civil War (1977).
Raboteau, Albert J. Slave Religion: The "Invisible Institution" in the Antebellum South (1978).
Webber, Thomas L. Deep Like the Rivers: Education in the Slave Quarter Community,
Lewis, Ronald L. Coal, Iron, and Slaves: Industrial Slavery in
Starobin, Robert S. Industrial Slavery in the Old South (1970).
Wade, Richard C. Slavery in the Cities: The South 1820-1860 (1964).
The Slave Trade
Curtain, Philip D. The Atlantic Slave Trade: A Census
Donnan, Elizabeth. Documents Illustrative of the History of the Slave Trade to America
DuBois, W.E.B. The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade to the United States of America,
Klein, Herbert S. The Middle Passage: Comparative Studies in the Atlantic Slave Trade
Rawley, James A. The Transatlantic Slave Trade: A History (1981).
Tadman, Michael. Speculators and Slaves (1989).
Thomas, Hugh. The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1440-1870 (1997).
Slave Resistance, Revolts, and the Underground Railroad
Aptheker, Herbert. American Negro Slave Revolts (1963).
Blassingame, John. Slave Testimony: Two Centuries of Letters, Speeches, Interviews, and
Egerton, Douglas R. He Shall Go Out Free: The Lives of Denmark Vesey (1999).
Egerton, Douglas R. Gabriel's Rebellion: The Virginia Slave Conspiracies of 1800 and 1802
Frey, Sylvia R. Water from the Rock: Black Resistance in a Revolutionary Age (1991).
Gara, Larry. The Liberty Line: The Legend of the Underground Railroad (1961).
Genovese, Eugene D. From Rebellion to Revolution: Afro-American Slave Revolts in the
Making of the Modern World (1979).
Litwak, Leon. Been in the Storm So Long (1980).
Lofton, John. Insurrection in South Carolina: TheTurbulent World of Denmark Vesey (1964).
Martin, Waldo E., Jr. The Mind of Frederick Douglass (1984).
Mullin, Gerald. Flight and Rebellion: Slave Resistance in Eighteenth-Century Virginia (1972).
Oates, Stephen B. Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion (1975).
Pease, Jane and William. They Who Would Be Free: Blacks' Search for Freedom, 1830-1861
Quarles, Benjamin. Black Abolitionists (1970).
Robertson, David. Denmark Vesey (1999).
Still, William. The Underground Rail Road (1872).
Walker, David. Walker's Appeal (1829).
Wiley, Bell I. Letters from Liberia (1980).
Wood, Peter. Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1670 Through the
Stono Rebellion (1974).
Davis, Edwin A. and William R. Hogan. Barber of Natchez
Johnson, Michael P. and James L. Roark. Black Masters: A Free Family of Color in the Old
Koger, Larry. Black Slaveowners: Free Black Slave Masters in South Carolina, 1790-1860
Whitten, David O. Andrew Durnford: A Black Sugar Planter in Antebellum Louisiana (1987).
Anderson, Robert. From Slavery to Affluence (1927).
Andrews, William L. To Tell a Free Story: The First Century of Afro-American
Autobiography, 1760-1865 (1986).
Armstrong, Orlan K. Old Massa's People: The Old Slaves Tell their Story (1931).
Baker, Lindsay T. and Julie P. Baker, eds. The WPA Oklahoma Slave Narratives (1996).
Bibb, Henry. Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave (1849).
Bontemps, Arna. Five Slave Narratives: A Compendium (1960).
Brown, William Wells. Narrative of William Wells Brown, A Fugitive Slave (1970).
Bruner, Peter. A Slave's Adventures Toward Freedom (1918).
Burton, Thomas. What Experience Has Taught Me: An Autobiography (1910).
Campbell, Madison. Autobiography (1895).
Campbell, Israel. Bond and Free: or, Yearnings for Freedom 1861).
Clarke, Lewis. Narrative of the Sufferings of Lewis Clark (1845).
Clarke, Lewis and Milton Clarke. Narratives of the Sufferings of Lewis and Milton Clarke
Douglass, Frederick. A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1846).
Fedric, Francis. Slave Life in Virginia and Kentucky (1863).
Fleischner, Jennifer. Mastering Slavery: Memory, Family, and Identity in Women's Slave
Foster, Frances Smith. The Development of Ante-Bellum Slave Narratives (1976).
Frederick, Francis. Autobiography of Rev. Francis Frederick, of Virginia (1869).
Green, Elisha W. Life of the Rev. Elisha W. Green (1888).
Hayden, William. Narrative of William Hayden (1846).
Henson, Josiah. An Autobiography of Reverend Josiah Henson (1849), ed. by Robin Winks
Jackson, Andrew B. Narrative and Writings (1847).
Johnson, Isaac. Slavery Days in Old Kentucky (1901).
Northrup, Solomon. Twenty Years a Slave (1853).
Osofsky, Gilbert, ed. Puttin' On Ole Massa: The Slave Narratives of Henry Bibb, William
Wells Brown, and Solomon Northrup (1969).
Webb, William. The History of William Webb, Composed by Himself(1873).
Escott, Paul D. Slavery Remembered: A Record of
Perdue, Charles L., Jr., et al. Weevils in the Wheat: Interviews with Virginia Ex-Slaves (1976).
Rawick, George P., ed. The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography (41 vols., 1972).
Yetman, Norman R. Life Under the "Peculiar Institution": Selections from the Slave
Narratives Collection (1976).
Yetman, Norman R. Voices from Slavery (1970).
Southern Defense of Slavery
Dew, Thomas R. Review of the Debates (1832).
Gillespie, Neal C. The Collapse of Orthodoxy: The Intellectual Ordeal of George Frederick
Faust, Drew Gilpin. A Sacred Circle: The Dilemma of the Intellectual in the Old South,
Faust, Drew Gilpin. James Henry Hammond and the Old South: A Design for Mastery (1982).
Fitzhugh, George. Cannibals All (1857).
Fitzhugh, George. Sociology for the South (1854).
Genovese, Eugene D. "Slavery, Economic Development, and the Law: The Dilemma of Southern
Political Economists, 1800-1860." Washington and Lee Law Review 41 (Winter 1984): 1-29.
Genovese, Eugene D. "Slavery Ordained of God": The Southern Slaveholders' View of
Biblical History and Modern Politics (1985).
Gobineau, Joseph A. Essay on the Inequality of Human Races (1855).
Horsman, Reginald. Josiah Nott of Mobile: Southerner, Physician and Racial Theorist (1987).
Nott, Josiah and George R. Gliddon, The Types of Mankind (1854).
Tise, Larry. Proslavery: A History of the Defense of Slavery in America, 1701-1840 (1987).
Wish, Harvey. George Fitzhugh, Propagandist of the Old South (1943).
The End of Slavery
Berlin, Ira, et al., eds. Freedom: A Documentary History of
1861-1867 (4 vols.).
Berlin, Ira. Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About their Personal Experiences
of Slavery and Emancipation (1998).
Lucas, Marion B. A History of Blacks in Kentucky. Vol. 1: From Slavery to Segregation,
1760-1891 (1992), Chpt. 7: "Kentucky Blacks in the Civil War."
Lucas, Marion B. "Camp Nelson, Kentucky, During the Civil War: Cradle of Liberty or Refugee
Death Camp?" The Filson Club History Quarterly 63 (Oct. 1989): 439-52.
Each student will write a twenty to twenty-five
paper. Manuscript records should be the basis of your
Topics will be discussed at the first class period. Each student
will make periodic reports on research progress. Each students
utilize the resources of the Kentucky Library Manuscript Division for
material. Seminar papers will be presented in class during the
four class periods. Each student will serve as a critic of style
and content on two papers. The research paper is one-half of your
Footnote Style for History Courses
In a note:
In a note:
Currently, no standard
exists. However, your citation should be clear, complete, and easily
followed. See Mark Hellstern, Gregory M. Scott, and Stephen M.
Garrison, The History
Student Writer's Manual (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall,
1998) and Mary Lynn Rampolla, A
Pocket Guide to Writing in History (Fourth Edition; 2004, or a
later edition) for suggestions.
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