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

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814756706
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 158
  • Sales rank: 1,293,633
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth Morgan is Professor of History at Brunel University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Indentured Servitude in the Seventeenth Century 8
2 From Servitude to Slavery 26
3 Convicts, Indentured Servants and Redemptioners, 1680-1775 44
4 Slavery in the Eighteenth Century 66
5 Slave and Servant Resistance 86
6 Slavery and Freedom in the Revolutionary Era 102
Bibliography 128
Index 149
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