By Jeff Forret,Christine E. Sears,Enrico Dal Lago,Calvin Schermerhorn,Karen Ryder,Damian Pargas,Bonnie Martin,Anthony Kaye,Mariana Dantas,John Davies,Kenneth Greenberg,Kathleen Hilliard
In this landmark essay assortment, twelve participants chart the contours of present scholarship within the box of slavery stories, highlighting 3 of the discipline’s significant themes—commodification, group, and comparison—and indicating paths for destiny inquiry.
New instructions in Slavery Studies addresses many of the ways that the establishment of slavery diminished people to a sort of estate. From the coastwise family slave alternate in foreign context to the perform of slave mortgaging to the issuing of policies on slaves, numerous essays exhibit how southern whites handled slaves as a sort of capital to be transferred or secure. an extra piece during this part contemplates the historian’s position in translating the fraught background of slavery into film.
Other essays study the assumption of the “slave community,” an more and more embattled thought born of revisionist scholarship within the Nineteen Seventies. This section’s participants learn the method of group formation for black foreigners, the the most important position of violence within the negotiation of slaves’ feel of group, and the impact of the Civil struggle on slave society. a last essay asks readers to reconsider the long-standing revisionist emphasis on slave supplier and the ideological burdens it consists of with it.
Essays within the ultimate part talk about scholarship on comparative slavery, contrasting American slavery with comparable, much less restrictive practices in Brazil and North Africa. One essay negotiates a classy tripartite comparability of secession within the usa, Brazil, and Cuba, whereas one other uncovers sophisticated variations in slavery in separate areas of the yank South, demonstrating that comparative slavery stories needn't be transnational.
New instructions in Slavery Studies offers new examinations of the lives and histories of enslaved humans within the United States.
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New Directions in Slavery Studies: Commodification, Community, and Comparison by Jeff Forret,Christine E. Sears,Enrico Dal Lago,Calvin Schermerhorn,Karen Ryder,Damian Pargas,Bonnie Martin,Anthony Kaye,Mariana Dantas,John Davies,Kenneth Greenberg,Kathleen Hilliard