Slavery and Servitude in Colonial North America: A Short History / Edition 1by Kenneth Morgan
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 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.
Author Biography: Kenneth Morgan is Professor of History at Brunel University.
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