Slavery and the Enlightenment in the British Atlantic, 1750-1807

Slavery and the Enlightenment in the British Atlantic, 1750-1807

by Justin Roberts


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107680753
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/26/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 366
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)

About the Author

Justin Roberts is an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he specializes in the study of slavery and the Atlantic World. He is the recipient of multiple fellowships, including awards from the Huntington Library, John D. Rockefeller Library, John Carter Brown Library, Virginia Historical Society, Library Company of Philadelphia, and the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies. Professor Roberts has published articles on slavery in the William and Mary Quarterly, Slavery and Abolition, and Historical Geography. He received his Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Clock work: time, quantification, amelioration, and the Enlightenment; 2. Sunup to sundown: agricultural diversity and seasonal patterns of work; 3. Lockstep and line: gang work and the division of labor; 4. Negotiating sickness: health, work, and seasonality; 5. Labor and industry: skilled and unskilled work; 6. Working lives: occupations and families in the slave community; Conclusion.

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