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Dark work : the business of slavery in Rhode Island

Author: Christy Clark-Pujara
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2016]
Series: Early American places.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Historians have written expansively about the slave economy and its vital role in early American economic life. Like their northern neighbors, Rhode Islanders bought and sold slaves and supplies that sustained plantations throughout the Americas; however, nowhere else was this business so important. During the colonial period trade with West Indian planters provided Rhode Islanders with molasses, the key ingredient  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christy Clark-Pujara
ISBN: 9781479870424 1479870420
OCLC Number: 926743484
Notes: "Also available as an ebook"--Title page verso.
Description: xiv, 205 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The business of slavery and the making of race --
Living and laboring under slavery --
Emancipation in black and white --
The legacies of enslavement --
Building a free community --
Building a free state and nation.
Series Title: Early American places.
Responsibility: Christy Clark-Pujara.

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