JRS (bookend_2) wrote in little_details,

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Skin color and a slaves social status

I'm trying to figure out how the skin color, such as how dark or how light it is, would affect their social status within the society at large as well as their standing within the slave community.

Time and Place: United States, mainly the southern states. Between the late colonial times and post Revolution. All this during the time of slavery, not after it.

Any sites or sources would be greatly appreciated. I'm looking at both males and female slaves in all vocations/areas of slavery.

I have tried several searches, pretty much all of them yielding little to no information.

"United States"+slavery+"Skin color"+social status"+African Americans"
Several variation of the above
Slavery+"Skin color"+advantages.
Tags: 1700s (no decades given), 1800s (no decades given), usa: history (misc), ~racial prejudice (misc), ~servants/slaves
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