Rice and Slaves (Paperback)

Ethnicity and the Slave Trade in Colonial South Carolina (Blacks in the New World)

By Daniel C. Littlefield

University of Illinois Press, 9780252062148, 216pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 1991

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Daniel Littlefield's investigation of colonial South Carolinianss preference for some African ethnic groups over others as slaves reveals how the Africans' diversity and capabilities inhibited the development of racial stereotypes and influenced their masters' perceptions of slaves. It also highlights how South Carolina, perhaps more than anywhere else in North America, exemplifies the common effort of Africans and Europeans in molding American civilization.

About the Author

Daniel C. Littlefield is associate professor of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.