Children of Bondage: A Social History of the Slave Society at the Cape of Good Hope, 1652-1838 by Robert C.-H. Shell, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Children of Bondage: A Social History of the Slave Society at the Cape of Good Hope, 1652-1838

Children of Bondage: A Social History of the Slave Society at the Cape of Good Hope, 1652-1838

by Robert C.-H. Shell
     
 

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Library Journal
An outgrowth of the author's doctoral thesis, this work has no peer in terms of quality or depth of research. It does not focus on slavery as an end in itself but shows how the sex and age composition and cultural origins of the imported slave population at the Cape shaped the slave-holding households in domestic, cultural, demographic, gender, and even emotional terms. The work also does an excellent job in comparing slavery at the Cape with slave systems elsewhere, so that this work is equally a contribution to the study of slavery in general. It will make required reading for any understanding of early Cape history and probably of general South African history as well.-Paul H. Thomas, Hoover Inst. Lib., Stanford, Cal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819552730
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
12/01/1994
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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