Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
The dissertation is a primarily statistical investigation of the demographic dimensions of the slave population of northern Virginia from 1750 until 1860, and the resulting opportunity for formation of slave families and development of slave culture. It attempts to determine the continuity of slave families in the nineteenth century, and to assess the effect of family breakup caused by bequest or sale to traders involved in the interstate slave trade. It determines that favorable conditions existed for development of slave families and culture, which persisted into the nineteenth century in spite of significant family disruption due to sale and bequest.
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Sweig, Donald M., "Northern Virginia slavery : a statistical and demographic investigation" (1982). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. Paper 1539623734.