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Masters, slaves, and exchange : power's purchase in the Old South

Author: Kathleen M Hilliard
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Series: Cambridge studies on the American South.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the political economy of the master-slave relationship viewed through the lens of consumption and market exchange. What did it mean when human chattel bought commodities, 'stole' property, or gave and received gifts? Forgotten exchanges, this study argues, measured the deepest questions of worth and value, shaping an enduring struggle for power between slaves and masters. The slaves' internal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hilliard, Kathleen M., 1975-
Masters, slaves, and exchange
(DLC) 2013022112
(OCoLC)848393231
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen M Hilliard
ISBN: 9781107110236 1107110238
OCLC Number: 881237493
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 217 pages).
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Money and Moralism --
2. Slaves and Spending --
3. Servants Served --
4. Black Markets --
5. Gilt Chains --
6. The Choice.
Series Title: Cambridge studies on the American South.
Responsibility: Kathleen M. Hilliard, Iowa State University.

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'Kathleen Hilliard has written an extraordinary book. In it, she breaks new ground in her investigation of black and white relationships in the antebellum South, and on the internal slave economy, Read more...

 
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