From Bondage to Contract Wage Labor, Marriage, and the Market in the Age of Slave Emancipation

ISBN-10: 0521635268
ISBN-13: 9780521635264
Edition: 1998
Authors: Amy Dru Stanley
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Description: In the era of slave emancipation no ideal of freedom had greater power than that of contract. This book explores how a generation of American thinkers and reformers drew on the idea of contract to condemn the evils of chattel slavery.

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Book details

List price: $45.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/13/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 294
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880

In the era of slave emancipation no ideal of freedom had greater power than that of contract. This book explores how a generation of American thinkers and reformers drew on the idea of contract to condemn the evils of chattel slavery.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Legends of Contract Freedom
The Labor Question and the Sale of Self
Beggars Can't Be Choosers
The Testing Ground of Home Life
Wage Labor and Marriage Bonds
The Purchase of Women
Afterword
Index

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