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Chattel Principle Internal Slave Trades in the Americas

ISBN-10: 0300103557

ISBN-13: 9780300103557

Edition: 2005

Authors: Walter Johnson

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This wide-ranging book presents the first comprehensive and comparative account of the slave trade within the nations and colonial systems of the Americas. While most scholarly attention to slavery in the Americas has concentrated on international transatlantic trade, the essays in this volume focus on the slave trades within Brazil, the West Indies, and the Southern states of the United States after the closing of the Atlantic slave trade. The contributors cast new light upon questions that have framed the study of slavery in the Americas for decades. The book investigates such topics as the illegal slave trade in Cuba, the Creole slave revolt in the U.S., and the debate between pro- and antislavery factions over the interstate slave trade in the South. Together, the authors offer fresh and provocative insights into the interrelations of capitalism, sovereignty, and slavery.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 3/8/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Walter Johnson is Winthrop Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University.

Foreword
Introduction : the future store
The domestication of the slave trade in the United States
"We'm fus' rate bargain" : value, labor, and price in a Georgia slave community
Slave resistance, coffles, and the debates over slavery in the nation's capital
The domestic slave trade in America : the lifeblood of the southern slave system
The interregional slave trade in the history and myth-making of the U.S. south
Reconsidering the internal slave trade : paternalism, markets, and the character of the old south
"Cuffy," "fancy maids," and "one-eyed men" : rape, commodification, and the domestic slave trade in the United States
Grapevine in the slave market : African American geopolitical literacy and the 1841 Creole revolt
The fragmentation of Atlantic slavery and the British intercolonial slave trade
"An unfeeling traffick" : the intercolonial movement of slaves in the British Caribbean, 1807-1833
The Kelsall affair : a black Bahamian family's odyssey in turbulent 1840s Cuba
Another middle passage? : the internal slave trade in Brazil
The Brazilian internal slave trade, 1850-1888 : regional economies, slave experience, and the politics of a peculiar market