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The Resource American slavery : a very short introduction, Heather Andrea Williams

American slavery : a very short introduction, Heather Andrea Williams

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American slavery : a very short introduction
Title
American slavery
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Heather Andrea Williams
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This short introduction to American slavery begins with the Portuguese capture of Africans in the 1400s and, drawing upon the scholarship of numerous historians as well as the analysis of primary documents, explores the development of slavery in the American colonies and later, the United States of America. It analyzes early legislation in Virginia that differentiated Indians and Africans from Europeans and began the process of stratifying society based on racial categories. Unlike some recent scholarship, it is attentive to the actual labor that enslaved people performed, reminding us that more than anything else, slavery was a system of forced labor that produced wealth for a new nation. And, it considers the tensions that arose between enslaved and enslavers as they interacted with one another, exerting control and undermining efforts at domination. Throughout, it explores slavery within the context of moral contradiction that included the development of an ideology that valorized freedom alongside a practice and justification of slavery that deemed inferior and denied freedom to a large swath of the population. The book explores conflicts between abolitionists who worked to eliminate slavery and pro-slavery advocates who worked doggedly to sustain the power and wealth they derived from the institution. It ends with the abolition of slavery in America following the Civil War"--
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Williams, Heather Andrea
Dewey number
306.3/620973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E441
LC item number
.W723 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
396
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Slavery
  • United States
Label
American slavery : a very short introduction, Heather Andrea Williams
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-126) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Atlantic slave trade -- Putting slavery into place -- The work of slavery -- Struggles for control -- Surviving slavery -- Taking slavery apart -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn862575422
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
140 pages
Isbn
9780199922680
Lccn
2013044645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024316110
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862575422
  • (Sirsi) a2027280
Label
American slavery : a very short introduction, Heather Andrea Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-126) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Atlantic slave trade -- Putting slavery into place -- The work of slavery -- Struggles for control -- Surviving slavery -- Taking slavery apart -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn862575422
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
140 pages
Isbn
9780199922680
Lccn
2013044645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024316110
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862575422
  • (Sirsi) a2027280

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