The Chattel Principle: Internal Slave Trades in the Americas (Google eBook)

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Walter Johnson
Yale University Press, Oct 1, 2008 - History - 400 pages
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This wide-ranging book presents the first comprehensive and comparative account of the slave trade within the nations and colonial systems of the Americas. While most scholarly attention to slavery in the Americas has concentrated on international transatlantic trade, the essays in this volume focus on the slave trades within Brazil, the West Indies, and the Southern states of the United States after the closing of the Atlantic slave trade.

The contributors cast new light upon questions that have framed the study of slavery in the Americas for decades. The book investigates such topics as the illegal slave trade in Cuba, the Creole slave revolt in the U.S., and the debate between pro- and antislavery factions over the interstate slave trade in the South. Together, the authors offer fresh and provocative insights into the interrelations of capitalism, sovereignty, and slavery.


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The Future Store Walter Johnson
2 The Domestication of the Slave Trade in the United States Adam Rothman
Value Labor and Price in a Georgia Slave Community Daina Ramey Berry
4 Slave Resistance Coffles and the Debates over Slavery in the Nations Capital Robert H Gudmestad
The Lifeblood of the Southern Slave System Steven Deyle
6 The Interregional Slave Trade in the History and MythMaking of the US South Michael Tadman
Paternalism Markets and the Character of the Old South Lacy Ford
Rape Commodification and the Domestic Slave Trade in the United States Edward E Baptist
African American Geopolitical Literacy and the 1841 Creole Revolt Phillip Troutman
10 The Fragmentation of Atlantic Slavery and the British Intercolonial Slave Trade Seymour Drescher
The Intercolonial Movement of Slaves in the British Caribbean 18071833 Hilary McD Beckles
A Black Bahamian Familys Odyssey in Turbulent 1840s Cuba Manuel Barcia Paz
13 Another Middle Passage? The Internal Slave Trade in Brazil Richard Graham
Regional Economies Slave Experience and the Politics of a Peculiar Market Robert W Slenes

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