New Reference Book: World of a Slave

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 3rd, 2012

World of a Slave: Encyclopedia of the Material Life of Slaves in the United States edited by Martha B. Katz-Hyman and Kym S. Rice, Greenwood, 2011.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 305.896 K159W

A two-volume set studying U.S. “slave archaeology” (intro. xi) including household & work tools, clothing, furniture, and housing.

Entry Examples:

  • Accordions
  • Dogs
  • Fishing Poles
  • Hair and Hairstyles
  • Sewing items and Needlework

Helpful for: African-American Studies, Humanities, Human Geography, U.S. History, Gender Studies, Material Culture

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