The Salve Community: Plantation Life in Antebellum South was published in 1972 by a renowned historian John W. Blassingame. The book is a historiography of the era of slavery in the united state. In order to understand the concept of slavery, the book has been written from the enslaved perspective.
The book is a revisionist study which challenges most of the earlier scholarship which suggests that the African American slaves who worked in the Caribbean plantations were docile and very submissive. The book challenges the earlier scholarship view that African Americans slaves who worked on southern plantations enjoyed the paternalistic relationship between them and their masters.