The World They Made Together: Black and White Values in Eighteenth-Century Virginia

3.39 avg rating
( 38 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780691006086: The World They Made Together: Black and White Values in Eighteenth-Century Virginia

In the recent past, enormous creative energy has gone into the study of American slavery, with major explorations of the extent to which African culture affected the culture of black Americans and with an almost totally new assessment of slave culture as Afro-American. Accompanying this new awareness of the African values brought into America, however, is an automatic assumption that white traditions influenced black ones. In this view, although the institution of slaver is seen as important, blacks are not generally treated as actors nor is their "divergent culture" seen as having had a wide-ranging effect on whites. Historians working in this area generally assume two social systems in America, one black and one white, and cultural divergence between slaves and masters.

It is the thesis of this book that blacks, Africans, and Afro-Americans, deeply influenced white's perceptions, values, and identity, and that although two world views existed, there was a deep symbiotic relatedness that must be explored if we are to understand either or both of them. This exploration raises many questions and suggests many possibilities and probabilities, but it also establishes how thoroughly whites and blacks intermixed within the system of slavery and how extensive was the resulting cultural interaction.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Mechal Sobel is Associate Professor of History at the University of Haifa.

Review:

"Ms. Sobel's book is a work of great importance, and not only to the scholars who will be its primary audience. . . . Ms. Sobel's assertion that--as C. Vann Woodward once put it--black and white southerners 'shared and molded a common culture' represents a bold departure from recent trends. . . . A stunning reinterpretation of colonial Virginia's culture."--Jan Lewis, New York Times Book Review

"The trend in modern studies of slavery has been . . . to emphasize the survival of the African heritage and the autonomy of black culture even under slavery. Sobel takes the trend a step further in contending that attitudes and casts of mind carried from Africa penetrated and altered the dominant English culture. . . . Most significantly Sobel finds black and white patters of religious experience meshing and merging in the evangelical denominations that swept up lower- and middle-class Virginians in the last half of the eighteenth century."--Edmund S. Morgan, New York Review of Books

"Mechal Sobel offers a revisionist look at the culture of the American South before 1800. Her approach presents a perspective on the South not found in comprehensive general histories. . . . In chapters woven with anecdotes, Sobel describes striking similarities and peculiar difference in the ways black and working class white Virginians spent their days, how they worshiped, where they lived, and how they saw themselves in relation to the rest of the world."--Mary Tabor, Christian Science Monitor

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Mechal Sobel
Published by Princeton University Press (1989)
ISBN 10: 0691006083 ISBN 13: 9780691006086
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0691006083

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Mechal Sobel
ISBN 10: 0691006083 ISBN 13: 9780691006086
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97806910060860000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 42.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Sobel, Mechal
Published by Princeton University Press (1992)
ISBN 10: 0691006083 ISBN 13: 9780691006086
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press, 1992. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # WP-9780691006086

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Mechal Sobel
Published by Princeton University Press, United States (1989)
ISBN 10: 0691006083 ISBN 13: 9780691006086
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press, United States, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. In the recent past, enormous creative energy has gone into the study of American slavery, with major explorations of the extent to which African culture affected the culture of black Americans and with an almost totally new assessment of slave culture as Afro-American. Accompanying this new awareness of the African values brought into America, however, is an automatic assumption that white traditions influenced black ones. In this view, although the institution of slaver is seen as important, blacks are not generally treated as actors nor is their divergent culture seen as having had a wide-ranging effect on whites. Historians working in this area generally assume two social systems in America, one black and one white, and cultural divergence between slaves and masters. It is the thesis of this book that blacks, Africans, and Afro-Americans, deeply influenced white s perceptions, values, and identity, and that although two world views existed, there was a deep symbiotic relatedness that must be explored if we are to understand either or both of them. This exploration raises many questions and suggests many possibilities and probabilities, but it also establishes how thoroughly whites and blacks intermixed within the system of slavery and how extensive was the resulting cultural interaction. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780691006086

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 45.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

M Sobel
Published by Princeton University Press (1992)
ISBN 10: 0691006083 ISBN 13: 9780691006086
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press, 1992. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780691006086

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 41.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Mechal Sobel
Published by Princeton University Press, United States (1989)
ISBN 10: 0691006083 ISBN 13: 9780691006086
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press, United States, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. In the recent past, enormous creative energy has gone into the study of American slavery, with major explorations of the extent to which African culture affected the culture of black Americans and with an almost totally new assessment of slave culture as Afro-American. Accompanying this new awareness of the African values brought into America, however, is an automatic assumption that white traditions influenced black ones. In this view, although the institution of slaver is seen as important, blacks are not generally treated as actors nor is their divergent culture seen as having had a wide-ranging effect on whites. Historians working in this area generally assume two social systems in America, one black and one white, and cultural divergence between slaves and masters. It is the thesis of this book that blacks, Africans, and Afro-Americans, deeply influenced white s perceptions, values, and identity, and that although two world views existed, there was a deep symbiotic relatedness that must be explored if we are to understand either or both of them. This exploration raises many questions and suggests many possibilities and probabilities, but it also establishes how thoroughly whites and blacks intermixed within the system of slavery and how extensive was the resulting cultural interaction. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780691006086

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 46.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Mechal Sobel
Published by Princeton University Press 1989-10-01, Princeton |Guildford (1989)
ISBN 10: 0691006083 ISBN 13: 9780691006086
New paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press 1989-10-01, Princeton |Guildford, 1989. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780691006086

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 44.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Mechal Sobel
Published by Princeton University Press
ISBN 10: 0691006083 ISBN 13: 9780691006086
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780691006086

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 46.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.24
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Sobel, Mechal
Published by Princeton University Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0691006083 ISBN 13: 9780691006086
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 0691006083

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 54.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Sobel, Mechal
Published by Princeton University Press (1992)
ISBN 10: 0691006083 ISBN 13: 9780691006086
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press, 1992. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780691006086

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 44.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book