Author:Claudia L. Bushman


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In Old Virginia: Slavery, Farming, and Society in the Journal of John Walker

By: Claudia L. Bushman

Price: $46.00

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 2001

Seller ID: 867258

ISBN: 0-8018-6725-8

Condition: 336 pages, 4 halftones and 7 line drawings, hardback, Johns Hopkins University Press

In 1824, John Walker purchased a 500-acre farm in King and Queen County, Virginia, and began working it with a dozen slaves. The son of a local politician and planter who grew tobacco, Walker lost status when he became a devout Methodist, raised wheat, and treated his slaves like brothers and sisters. He also kept a detailed and fascinating journal.Drawing on this forty-three-year chronicle, Claudia L. Bushman provides a richly illuminating study, a microhistory that... View more info