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Unfreedom Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston

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ISBN-10: 1479801844

ISBN-13: 9781479801848

Edition: 2018

Authors: Jared Ross Hardesty

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Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2016 In Unfreedom, Jared Ross Hardesty examines the lived experience of slaves in eighteenth-century Boston.  Instead of relying on the traditional dichotomy of slavery and freedom, Hardesty argues we should understand slavery in Boston as part of a continuum of unfreedom. In this context, African slavery existed alongside many other forms of oppression, including Native American slavery, indentured servitude, apprenticeship, and pauper apprenticeship. In this hierarchical and inherently unfree world, enslaved Bostonians were more concerned with their everyday treatment and honor than with emancipation, as they pushed for autonomy, protected their…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 3/6/2018
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.54" wide x 8.98" long x 0.62" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Jared Ross Hardesty is Assistant Professor of History at Western Washington University.