The Chattel Principle: Internal Slave Trades in the Americas / Edition 1

The Chattel Principle: Internal Slave Trades in the Americas / Edition 1

by Walter Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300103557

ISBN-13: 9780300103557

Pub. Date: 02/08/2005

Publisher: Yale University Press

This wide-ranging book presents the first comprehensive and comparative account of the slave trade within the nations and colonial systems of the Americas. While most scholarly attention to slavery in the Americas has concentrated on international transatlantic trade, the essays in this volume focus on the slave trades within Brazil, the West Indies,

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This wide-ranging book presents the first comprehensive and comparative account of the slave trade within the nations and colonial systems of the Americas. While most scholarly attention to slavery in the Americas has concentrated on international transatlantic trade, the essays in this volume focus on the slave trades within Brazil, the West Indies, and the Southern states of the United States after the closing of the Atlantic slave trade.

The contributors cast new light upon questions that have framed the study of slavery in the Americas for decades. The book investigates such topics as the illegal slave trade in Cuba, the Creole slave revolt in the U.S., and the debate between pro- and antislavery factions over the interstate slave trade in the South. Together, the authors offer fresh and provocative insights into the interrelations of capitalism, sovereignty, and slavery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300103557
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/08/2005
Series:
The David Brion Davis Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,424,138
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.89(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
1Introduction : the future store1
2The domestication of the slave trade in the United States32
3"We'm fus' rate bargain" : value, labor, and price in a Georgia slave community55
4Slave resistance, coffles, and the debates over slavery in the nation's capital72
5The domestic slave trade in America : the lifeblood of the southern slave system91
6The interregional slave trade in the history and myth-making of the U.S. south117
7Reconsidering the internal slave trade : paternalism, markets, and the character of the old south143
8"Cuffy," "fancy maids," and "one-eyed men" : rape, commodification, and the domestic slave trade in the United States165
9Grapevine in the slave market : African American geopolitical literacy and the 1841 Creole revolt203
10The fragmentation of Atlantic slavery and the British intercolonial slave trade234
11"An unfeeling traffick" : the intercolonial movement of slaves in the British Caribbean, 1807-1833256
12The Kelsall affair : a black Bahamian family's odyssey in turbulent 1840s Cuba275
13Another middle passage? : the internal slave trade in Brazil291
14The Brazilian internal slave trade, 1850-1888 : regional economies, slave experience, and the politics of a peculiar market325

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