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Schweninger, Loren

Overview
Works: 49 works in 130 publications in 1 language and 9,616 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Sources  Documentary television programs  Historical television programs  Microform catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E447, 975.00496
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Most widely held works about Loren Schweninger
 
Most widely held works by Loren Schweninger
Runaway slaves : rebels on the plantation by John Hope Franklin( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, John Hope Franklin and Loren Schweninger demonstrate that, contrary to popular belief, significant numbers of slaves did in fact frequently rebel against their masters and struggle to attain their freedom. By surveying a wealth of documents, such as planters' records, petitions to county courts and state legislatures, and local newspapers, this book shows how slaves resisted; when, where, and how they escaped; where they fled to; how long they remained in hiding; and how they survived away from the plantation. Of equal importance, it examines the reactions of the white slaveholding class, revealing how they marshaled considerable effort to prevent runaways, meted out severe punishments, and established patrols to hunt down escaped slaves." "Reflecting a lifetime of thought by our leading authority in African American history, this book provides the key to truly understanding the relationship between slaveholders and the runaways who challenged the system - illuminating as never before the true nature of the South's "most peculiar institution.""--Jacket
In search of the promised land : a slave family in the Old South by John Hope Franklin( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sally Thomas went from being a slave on a tobacco plantation, to a "virtually free" slave who ran her own business and purchased one of her sons out of bondage. This book offers a portrait of her extended family and of the life of slaves before the Civil War. Based on family letters as well as an autobiography by one of her sons, the detective work follows a singular group as they walk the boundary between slave and free, traveling across the country in search of a "promised land" where African Americans would be treated with respect. This small family experienced the full gamut of slavery, witnessing everything from the breakup of slave families, brutal punishment, and runaways, to miscegenation, insurrection panics, and slave patrols. They also illuminate the hidden lives of "virtually free" slaves, who maintained close relationships with whites, maneuvered within the system, and gained a large measure of autonomy.--From publisher description
Black property owners in the South, 1790-1915 by Loren Schweninger( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James T. Rapier and Reconstruction by Loren Schweninger( Book )

13 editions published between 1972 and 1978 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Southern debate over slavery( Book )

in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 180 county court petitions designed to offer as broad a selection as possible and include the voices of all participants: black and white, slave and free, slaveholder and non-slaveholder, male and female
From Tennessee slave to St. Louis entrepreneur : the autobiography of James Thomas by James P Thomas( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Families in crisis in the Old South : divorce, slavery, and the law by Loren Schweninger( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the antebellum South, divorce was an explosive issue. As one lawmaker put it, divorce was to be viewed as a form of 'madness, ' and as another asserted, divorce reduced communities to the 'lowest ebb of degeneracy.' How was it that in this climate, the number of divorces rose steadily during the antebellum era? In Families in Crisis in the Old South, Loren Schweninger uses previously unexplored records to argue that the difficulties these divorcing families faced reveal much about the reality of life in a slave-holding society as well as the myriad difficulties confronted by white southern families who chose not to divorce. Basing his argument on almost 800 divorce cases from the southern United States, Schweninger explores the impact of divorce and separation on white families and on the enslaved and provides insights on issues including domestic violence, interracial adultery, alcoholism, insanity, and property relations. He examines how divorce and separation laws changed, how married women's property rights expanded, how definitions of inhuman treatment of wives evolved, and how these divorces challenged conventional mores"--Provided by publisher
Race, slavery, and free Blacks( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduces a collection of nearly 3,000 petitions assembled over a period of ten years by the Race and Slavery Petitions Project, University of North Carolina at Greensboro from state archives in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia
Slave catchers, slave resisters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the social structures devised by the U.S. to enforce slavery and other racial oppression from the colonial era through the late 1800s. Slave patrols were created and laws requiring every free person to become a slave catcher were implemented. The documentary covers the rise of abolition and vigilance committees, slave revolts (including the Stono rebellion of 1739), as well as the development of the Ku Klux Klan after the Emancipation Proclamation
Race, slavery, and free Blacks( Book )

in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduces a collection of approx. 15,000 petitions assembled by the Race and Slavery Petitions Project, University of North Carolina at Greensboro from state archives in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia and Maryland, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia
The Southern debate over slavery( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the microfilm edition of Race, slavery, and free Blacks( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race, slavery, and free Blacks( Book )

in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Microform catalog for a collection of 2751 petitions assembled by the Race and Slavery Petitions Project, University of North Carolina at Greensboro from state archives in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi
The Southern debate over slavery, Volume 1 : Petitions to Southern legislatures, 1778-1864. by Loren Schweninger( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race, slavery, and free blacks : petitions to southern county courts, 1775-1867( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The southern debate over slavery( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the microfilm edition of Race, slavery, and free Blacks( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race, slavery and free Blacks( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduces a collection of petitions assembled by the Race and Slavery Petitions Project, University of North Carolina at Greensboro from state archives in Virginia and Kentucky
Race, slavery, and free Blacks( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Microform catalog for a collection of 2751 petitions assembled by the Race and Slavery Petitions Project, University of North Carolina at Greensboro from state archives in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi
Petitions to southern legislatures, 1778-1864( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Runaway slaves : rebels on the plantation
Alternative Names
Schweninger, Loren Lance 1941-

Languages
English (97)

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