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Kenneth Stampp (1956) described the work of the slave occurring "from day clear
to first dark. " The day's toil would begin just before sunrise and would end at
dusk. Stampp observed: Except for certain essential chores, Sunday work was ...
An illustration of this idea dating back to slavery experiences also comes from
Stampp (1956): The elegantly dressed slaves who promenaded the streets of
Southern towns and cities on Sundays, the men in fine linens and bright
Stampp (1956) describes this phenomenon in the following way: The slave
holder needed the willing cooperation of some of his bondsmen to make his
government work efficiently. Knowing that the majority could not be trusted, he
tried to ...
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It gives amazing insight into contemporary African American social behavior. It explains about underlying causes and origins of black on black crime, the problem of black color bias etc. You learn about slavery negative on African Americans and how it's lasting scars affect how blacks interact among themselves and react to the world around. them.Must reading should be on everyone's bookshelves next to Black history texts.