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Children of bondage : a social history of the slave society at the Cape of Good Hope, 1652-1838

Author: Robert Carl-Heinz Shell
Publisher: Hanover : Wesleyan University Press published by University Press of New England, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Dutch East India Company's introduction of the first slave into the region known as the Cape of Good Hope in 1653 established an institution whose legal status ended in 1838 but whose social and political reverberations are still felt today. Children of Bondage is the story of the social, cultural, and biological progeny of that slave society. Robert Shell examines the complex and highly stratified hierarchies  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Carl-Heinz Shell
ISBN: 0819552739 9780819552730 1868142752 9781868142750
OCLC Number: 29845479
Description: xlii, 501 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The Introduction of Slavery and Serfdom --
The Cape Slave Trade and Creolization --
The Effects of the Oceanic Slave Trade --
The Sale and Transfer of Human Beings --
The Apportionment and Geographical Dispersion of Slaves --
An Urban Plantation --
The Management of Involuntary Labor --
The Everyday Language of the Household --
The Vernacular World the Slaves Made --
Women and the Slave Household --
From Dordt to the Trek --
Manumission and the Cape Household --
Slavery, the Authoritarian Cape Family and Recursive Identities.
Responsibility: Robert C.-H. Shell.

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In this historiography of Cape slavery, Shell examines the complex and highly stratified hierarchies that evolved in South Africa, and outlines how its multiracial system of slavery was distinct from  Read more...

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