New Directions in Slavery Studies: Commodification, Community, and Comparison

New Directions in Slavery Studies: Commodification, Community, and Comparison

Jeff Forret, Christine E. Sears


In this landmark essay assortment, twelve participants chart the contours of present scholarship within the box of slavery reports, highlighting 3 of the self-discipline s significant topics commodification, neighborhood, and comparability and indicating paths for destiny inquiry.

New instructions in Slavery Studies addresses some of the ways that the establishment of slavery decreased people to a sort of estate. From the coastwise family slave alternate in overseas context to the perform of slave mortgaging to the issuing of policies on slaves, numerous essays exhibit how southern whites taken care of slaves as a kind of capital to be transferred or safe. an extra piece during this part contemplates the historian s function in translating the fraught background of slavery into film.

Other essays learn the belief of the slave neighborhood, an more and more embattled proposal born of revisionist scholarship within the Seventies. This part s individuals learn the method of group formation for black foreigners, the an important position of violence within the negotiation of slaves feel of neighborhood, and the impact of the Civil struggle on slave society. a last essay asks readers to re-examine the long-standing revisionist emphasis on slave enterprise and the ideological burdens it contains with it.

Essays within the ultimate part speak about scholarship on comparative slavery, contrasting American slavery with related, much less restrictive practices in Brazil and North Africa. One essay negotiates a sophisticated tripartite comparability of secession within the usa, Brazil, and Cuba, whereas one other uncovers refined adjustments in slavery in separate areas of the yank South, demonstrating that comparative slavery reports needn't be transnational.

New instructions in Slavery Studies presents new examinations of the lives and histories of enslaved humans within the United States.

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