By Terri L. Snyder
In The strength to Die, Terri L. Snyder excavates the historical past of slave suicide, returning it to its principal position in early American historical past. How did people—traders, plantation vendors, and, most significantly, enslaved women and men themselves—view and comprehend those deaths, and the way did they have an effect on understandings of the establishment of slavery then and now? Snyder attracts on ships’ logs, surgeons' journals, judicial and legislative files, newspaper bills, abolitionist propaganda and slave narratives, and lots of different resources to construct a grim photo of slavery’s toll and aspect the ways that suicide uncovered the contradictions of slavery, serving as a robust indictment that resonated in the course of the Anglo-Atlantic global and maintains to talk to historians today.
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