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From Bondage to Contract: Wage Labor, Marriage, and the Market in the Age of Slave Emancipation / Edition 1
     

From Bondage to Contract: Wage Labor, Marriage, and the Market in the Age of Slave Emancipation / Edition 1

by Amy Dru Stanley
 

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ISBN-10: 0521635268

ISBN-13: 9780521635264

Pub. Date: 11/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book explores the centrality of contract to debates over freedom and slavery in nineteenth-century America. It focuses on the contracts of wage labor and marriage, investigating the connections between abolition in the South and industrial capitalism in the North and linking labor relations to home life. Integrating the fields of gender and legal, intellectual

Overview

This book explores the centrality of contract to debates over freedom and slavery in nineteenth-century America. It focuses on the contracts of wage labor and marriage, investigating the connections between abolition in the South and industrial capitalism in the North and linking labor relations to home life. Integrating the fields of gender and legal, intellectual and social history, it reveals how abolitionists, former slaves, feminists, laborers, lawmakers and others drew on contract to condemn chattel slavery and to measure the virtues of free society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521635264
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
277
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Legends of contract freedom; 2. Merchants of time: the labor question and the sale of self; 3. Beggars can't be choosers; 4. The testing ground of home life; 5. Wage labor and marriage bonds; 6. The purchase of women; Afterword.

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