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Murder At Montpelier: Igbo Africans In Virginia

ISBN 9781578067060
REGISTERED: 01/01/18
UPDATED: 04/21/21
Murder At Montpelier: Igbo Africans In Virginia

In 1732 Ambrose Madison, grandfather of the future president, languished for weeks in a sickbed then died

  • Murder At Montpelier: Igbo Africans In Virginia available on February 23 2016 from Indigo for 71.5
  • ISBN bar code 9781578067060 ξ3 registered February 23 2016
  • ISBN bar code 9781578067060 ξ2 registered April 27 2012
  • ISBN bar code 9781578067060 ξ1 registered April 27 2012
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The death, soon after his arrival on the plantation, bore hallmarks of what planters assumed to be traditional African medicine. African slaves were suspected of poisoning their master. For Montpelier, his estate, and for Virginia, this was a watershed moment. Murder at Montpelier: Igbo Africans in Virginia examines the consequences of Madison''s death and the ways in which this event shaped both white slaveholding society and the surrounding slave culture. At Montpelier, now owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and open to the public, Igbo slaves under the directions of white overseers had been felling trees, clearing land, and planting tobacco and other crops for five years before Madison arrived. This deadly initial encounter between American colonial master and African slave community irrevocably changed both whites and blacks. This book explores the many broader meanings of this suspected murder and its aftermath. It weaves together a series of transformations that followed, such as the negotiation of master-slave relations, the transformation of Igbo culture in the New World, and the social memory of a particular slave community. For the first time, the book presents the larger history of the slave community at James Madison''s Montpelier-over the five generations from the 1720s through the 1850s and beyond. Murder at Montpelier: Igbo Africans in Virginia revises many assumptions about how Africans survived enslavement, the middle passage, and grueling labor as chattel in North America. The importance of Igbo among the colonial slave population makes this work a controversial reappraisal of how Africans made themselves African Americans in Virginia. Douglas B. Chambers is a professor in the history department at the University of Southern Mississippi.

    ^ (2012). Murder at Montpelier: Igbo Africans in Virginia, [[University Press of Mississippi]]. Product. (revised May 2012)
    ^ (2012). 9781578067060, . Wiki. (revised Nov 2012)
    ^ Murder At Montpelier: Igbo Africans In Virginia Indigo. (revised Feb 2016)

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