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Fanny: Learning to Be a Slave Owner

Brad Asher

in Cecelia and Fanny

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780813134147
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813135922 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813134147.003.0002
Fanny: Learning to Be a Slave Owner

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This chapter describes the process by which Fanny was educated to the duties and challenges of slave ownership. Cecelia was purchased as an infant by Fanny's father and eventually became Fanny's personal property, and the chapter discusses the evolving relationship between the two girls. It also delves into Fanny's family history and suggests how her father's attitudes shaped Fanny's views on slavery and slave management.

Keywords: slave management; slaveholders; Kentucky; Thruston; Louisville; slave hiring; urban slavery

Chapter.  7664 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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