Slavery and Servitude in Colonial North America: A Short History / Edition 1

Slavery and Servitude in Colonial North America: A Short History / Edition 1

by Kenneth Morgan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814756700

ISBN-13: 9780814756706

Pub. Date: 08/01/2001

Publisher: New York University Press

In Slavery and Servitude in Colonial North America, Kenneth Morgan shows how the institutions of indentured servitude and black slavery interacted in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He covers all aspects of the two labor systems, including their impact on the economy, on racial attitudes, social structures and on regional variations within the

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In Slavery and Servitude in Colonial North America, Kenneth Morgan shows how the institutions of indentured servitude and black slavery interacted in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He covers all aspects of the two labor systems, including their impact on the economy, on racial attitudes, social structures and on regional variations within the colonies. Throughout, overriding themes emerge: the labor market in North America, the significance of racial distinctions, supply and demand factors in transatlantic migration and labor, and resistance to bondage.

This is an ideal introduction to an area that is crucial for understanding not just Colonial American society but also the later development of the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814756706
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
158
Sales rank:
1,126,446
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Indentured Servitude in the Seventeenth Century8
2From Servitude to Slavery26
3Convicts, Indentured Servants and Redemptioners, 1680-177544
4Slavery in the Eighteenth Century66
5Slave and Servant Resistance86
6Slavery and Freedom in the Revolutionary Era102
Bibliography128
Index149

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