The College and Slavery
Draft begun--version .1, 12/2007
Brugger, Robert. Beverly Tucker: heart over head in the Old South. Baltimore: John Hopkins Press, 1978.
--. Ourselves, Our Past? Psychological Approaches to American History. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1981.
Carr, Lois Green, Phillip Morgan, and Jean Russo, editors. Colonial Chesapeake Society. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1988.
Clinton, Catherine. The Plantation Mistress: Woman's World in the Old South. New York: Pantheon Books, 1982.
Coleman, Mrs. George P. Virginia Silhouettes: Contemporary Letters Concering Slavery in the State of Virginia, Correspondence of Cynthia Beverley Tucker Coleman. Richmond, VA: Deetz Press, 1934.
Deagan, Kathleen. Spanish St. Augustine: The Archaeology of a Colonial creole Community. New York: Press, inc., 1983.
Dew, Thomas R. Review of the debate [on the abolition of slavery] in the Virginia legislature of 1831 and 1832. Richmond, T.W. White, 1832. E449 .D511 (SCRC Rare Books collection)
Engerman, Stanley and Eugene Genovese, editors. Race and Slavery in the Western Hemisphere, Quantitative Studies. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1974.
Genovese, Eugene. Western Civilization Through Slaveholding Eyes: The Social and Historical Thought of Thomas Roderick Dew. New Orleans: The Graduate School of Tulane University, 1986.
--. The World the Slaveholders Made: Two Essays in Interpretation.. New York: Vantage Books, 1971.
--. Roll Jordan Roll: The World the Slaves Made. New York: Vintage Books, 1976.
Glassie, Henry. Folk Housing in Middle Virginia: A Structural Analysis of Historic Artifacts. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 1975.
Godson, Susan H et. al. The College of William & Mary: A History. 2 vols. Williamsburg: King and Queen Press, 1993.
Goodwin, W.A.R. Historical Sketch of Bruton Church, Williamsburg, Virginia. Bowie: Heritage Books, 1998. Originally published, 1903.
Greenberg, Kenneth S., ed. “Thomas R. Dew, ‘Abolition of Negro Slavery,’ September and December 1832.” The Confessions of Nat Turner and Related Documents. Boston: Bedford Books, 1996.
Gutman, Herbert. The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom, 1750-1925. New York: Vintage Books, 1976.
Handler, Jerome S. and Frederick W. Lange. Plantation Slavery in Barbados: An Archaeological and Historical Investigation. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1978.
Harper, William. The Pro-slavery argument, as maintained by the most distinguished writers of the Southern States. Containing the several essays on the subject of [i.e. by] Chancellor Harper, Governor Hammond, Dr. Simms, and Professor Dew. New York: Negro Universities Press . Reprint of the 1852 ed. E449 .P956 1968 (Swem stacks); 1853 edition available in SCRC Rare Books and Archives book collections, E449 .P956 1853.
Hastings, Earl C. Jr. and David Hastings. A Pitiless Rain: The Battle of Williamsburg, 1862. Shippensburg: White Mane, 1997.
Haulman, Claude A. and William J. Hausman. “Political Economy at the College of William and Mary.” in Essays in Economic and Business History: volume VII, Selected papers, ed. Edwin J. Perkins. Los Angeles: History Department, University of Southern California, 1988.
Higman, Barry W. Slavery Population and Economy in Jamaica, 1807-1834.
Hodder, Ian. The Present and the Past: An Introduction to Anthropology for Archaeologists. New York: Pica Press, 1983.
Kornwulf, James. “So Good A Design”: The Colonial Campus of William and Mary, Its History, Background, and Legacy. Williamsburg: The College of William and Mary, 1989.
Jenkins, William. Proslavery Thoughts in the Old South. Gloucester, MA: P. Smith, 1960.
Leone, Mark and Parker Potter, Jr. The Recovery of Meaning: Historical Archaeology in the Eastern United States. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Inc. Press, 1988.
Mann, Michael. The Sources of Social Power, Volume 1: A History of Power from the Beginning to AD 1760. Combridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1986.
Mintz, Sidney. Caribbean Transformations. Chicago: Aldine Publishing Company, 1974.
Mohr, Clarence L. On the Threshold of Freedom: Masters and Slaves Morpurgo, J.E. Their Majesties’ Royall Colledge: William and Mary in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Williamsburg: The Endowment Association of The College of William and Mary in Virginia, 1976.
Nichols, Michael. Aspects of the African American Experience in Eighteenth Century Williamsburg and Norfolk. Williamsburg: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1990.
Osbourne, Ruby Orders. The Crisis Years: The College of William and Mary in Virginia, 1800-1827. Richmond: Dietz Press, 1989.
Otto, John Solomon. Cannon's Point Plantation, 1794-1860: Liveing Conditions and Status Patterns in the Old South. New York: Academic Press, 1984.
Perdue, Charles L. Jr., T.E. Barden and R.K. Phillips. Weevils in the Wheat. Bloomington, IL: Indiana University Press, 1976.
Rutman, Darret B. and Anita Rutman. A Place in Time: Middlesex County, VA, 1650-1750. New York: Norton, 1984.
Singleton, Theresa. The Archaeology of Slavery and Plantation Life. New York: Academic Press, 1985.
Sobel, Mechal. The World They made Together: Black and White Values in Eighteenth Century Virginia. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1987.
Tate, Thad. The Negro in Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg. Williamsburg: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1972.
Tucker, St. George. A Dissertation on Slavery: With a Proposal for the Gradual Abolition of it in the State of Virginia. Westport: Negro Universities Press, 1970.
Van Horne, John C., ed. Religious Philanthropy and Colonial Slavery: The American Correspondence of the Associates of Dr. Bray, 1717-1777. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1985.
Yetter, George. Williamsburg Before and After: The Rebirth of Virginia's Colonial Capital. Williamsburg, VA: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1988.
Armstrong, Douglas. "An Afro-Jamaican Slave Settlement: Archaeological Investigations at Drax Hall." In The Recovery of Meaning: Historical Archaeology in the Eastern United States. Mark P. Leone and Parker Potter, Jr. editors, pp. 379-406. Washington DC: Smithsonian Inc. Press, 1985.
Beaudry, Mary C. "Archaeology and the Historical Household." Man in the Northeast, no. 28 (1984.)
Chappell, Edward A. "Williamsburg Architecture as Social Space." Fresh Advises, pp. I-IV. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, November 1981.
--. "Slave Housing." Fresh Advises, pp. I-IV. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, November 1982.
Cota, Angela. “College’s Oldest Buildings likely Built by Slaves, Lecturer Says.” The Flat Hat. February 23, 2007.
Deetz, James J.F. "Ceramics from Plymouth, 1620-1835: The Archaeological Evidence." In Ceramics in America, edited by Ian M.G. Quimby, 41-69. New York: W.W. Norton, 1973.
Flat Hat: "The Social Problem of the South," 6 March 1918: 2.
Gill, Harold. "The Distress of Same and Caty." In Colonial Williamsburg, pp. 25 Spring 1990.
Goldin, Claudia. "A Model to Explain the Relative Decline of Urban Slavery: Empirical Results." In Race and Slavery in the Western Hemisphere: Qualitative Studies, edited by Stanley Engerman and Eugene Genovese, pp. 427-450. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1975.
Hamilton, Phillip. “Revolutionary Principles and Family Loyalties: Slavery’s Transformation in the St. George Tucker Household of Early National Virginia.” William and Mary Quarterly Historical Magazine 3rd Series; 55:4 (Oct 1998): 531-556.
Holmes, George. “Professor John Millington, M.D. 1779-1868.” William and Mary Quarterly Historical Magazine, 2nd Series, 3:1 (January 1923): 23-35.
“Journal of the Meetings of the President and Masters of William and Mary College.” William and Mary Quarterly Historical Magazine 14:1 (July 1905).
Meyers, Terry. "A First Look at the Worst/Slavery and Race Relations at the College of William and Mary." William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Forthcoming. Accessed 17 December 2007. Social Science Research Network.
Theses and Dissertations
Curtis, Christopher M. “Can These be the Sons of Their Fathers?: The Defense of Slavery in Virginia, 1831-1832.” MA Thesis, VA Tech, 1997.
Edwards-Ingram, Ywone. Master-Slave Relations: A Williamsburg Perspective. MA Thesis, College of William and Mary, 1990. LD6051 .W5m Anthro., 1990, E38 (Copy in the SCRC Archives thesis/dissertation collection.)
Hunter, Robert. Ceramic Acquisition Patterns at Meadow Farm, 1810-1861. MA Thesis, College of William and Mary, 1987. LD6051 . W5m Anthro., 1987, H85 (Copy in the Swem Library stacks and SCRC Archives thesis/dissertation collection.)
Leavitt, Genevieve. Slaves and Tenants Farmers at Shirley Plantation: Social Relationship and Material Culture. MA Thesis, College of William and Mary, 1981. LD6051 .W5m Anthro., 1981, L43 (Copy in the Swem Library stacks and SCRC Archives thesis/dissertation collection.)
Mansfield, Stephen S. “Thomas Roderick Dew: Defender of the Southern Faith.” Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Virginia, 1968. LD6051 .W517 1836 M3 1980 (Copy in the Swem Library stacks and SCRC Archives book collection.) Note: Mansfield donated copies of much of his source material not already held by the Special Collections Research Center in 2008. See the records of Dew from his time as president in the SCRC Collections Database.
McKee, Lawrence W. Plantation Food Supply in Nineteenth Century Tidewater Virginia. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley, 1988.
Tarleton, Lavonne. “John Millington, Civil Engineer and Teacher, 1779-1868.” M.A. Thesis, The College of William and Mary, 1966. LD6051 .W5m Educ., 1966, T37 (Copy in the Swem Library stacks and SCRC Archives thesis/dissertation collection.)
Manuscripts and University Archives Collections in Swem Library
Blair, James, Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Blair, Banister, Braxton, Horner, Whiting Papers, 1760-1890. Mss. 39.1 B58. Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Bucktrout, Richard Manning. Daybook and Ledger, 1850-1866. Mss. Acc. 1997.05. Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
College Papers Collection, (vol. 2 of inventory) Folders 250-253, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Dew Family Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Ewell, Benjamin, Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
“A List of Negroes at College, 1780” Found in the University Archives Subject File Collection, "Slaves Owned by the College," Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Morpurgo, Jack E., Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Morton, Richard Lee, Papers.
Office of the President, Thomas Roderick Dew Records, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
“The Owl,” student newspaper/humor publication, January 1954. Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Papers relating to lands and slaves owned by the College of William and Mary, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
"Slaves Owned by the College" Folder, [University Archives Subject File Collection], Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Southall Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
“Transfer to the Faculty in Virginia, February 27, 1729,” at http://swem.wm.edu/departments/specialcollections/exhibits/exhibits/charter/transfer/.
Tucker, Nathaniel Beverly. Letters 1830-1903
University Archives Bound Volume Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Includes several notebooks of notes taken by students of Dew's lectures at the College.
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Manuscripts in Other Archives and Libraries
Alderman Library, University of Virginia, Charolettesville, VA.
- Berkeley Family Papers
- Bryan Family Papers
- Robert Lewis Dabney Student Notebook
- Grinnan Family Papers
- Griswold Manuscripts, photostats. Originals at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA.
- Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart Papers
- Minutes of the Rector and Visitorys, University of Virginia
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