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Our Children as Slaves

> Howdy Selma
> What books/references do you have about children in slavery?
> I ask because we want to expand the offerings from the Adoptions forum to include some discussion to include children with no parental ties. How were they fostered when sold or bounded out as babies and
> Motherless/ Parentless children so to speak.

I have a book entitled Stolen Childhood - Slave Youth in 19th Century America by Wilma King published by Indiana University Press 1995. (In all honesty I have not read it yet...guess I better get on the stick)

"Wilma King argues that childhood was stolen from slave children - they were forced into the workplace at an early age, subjected to artitrary plantation authority and punishment, and separated from family. Kings follows the child's work experience through work, play and leisure, education, socialization, resistance to slavery and the transition to freedom"

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Our Children as Slaves

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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