Unfree Labor / Edition 1

Unfree Labor / Edition 1

by Peter Kolchin
     
 

The American enslavement of blacks and the Russian subjection of serfs flourished in different ways and varying degrees until they were legally abolished in the mid-nineteenth century. Kolchin compares and contrasts the two systems over time in this book, which clarifies the organization, structure, and dynamics of both social entities, highlighting their basic… See more details below

Overview

The American enslavement of blacks and the Russian subjection of serfs flourished in different ways and varying degrees until they were legally abolished in the mid-nineteenth century. Kolchin compares and contrasts the two systems over time in this book, which clarifies the organization, structure, and dynamics of both social entities, highlighting their basic similarities while pointing out important differences discernible only in comparative perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674920989
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1990
Series:
Belknap Press Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
536
Sales rank:
1,253,484
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: The Origin and Consolidation of Unfree Labor

PART 1:THE MASTERS AND THEIR BONDSMEN

1. Labor Management

2. Planters, Pomeshchiki, and Paternalism

3. Ideals and Ideology

PART 2: THE BONDSMEN AND THEIR MASTERS

4. Community and Culture

5. Patterns of Resistance

6. Protest, Unity, and Disunity

Epilogue: The Crisis of Unfree Labor

Bibliographical Note

Notes

Index

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