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Terms of labor : slavery, serfdom, and free labor

Author: Stanley L Engerman
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1999.
Series: Making of modern freedom.
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"For long periods, much of the world's labor could be considered under the coercive control of systems of slavery or of serfdom, with relatively few workers laboring under terms of freedom, however defined. Slavery and serfdom were systems that controlled not only the terms of labor, but also the more general issues of political freedom. The nine chapters in this volume deal with the general issues of the causes and  Read more...
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Terms of labor.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1999
(DLC) 98041714
(OCoLC)39778734
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley L Engerman
ISBN: 058506282X 9780585062822
OCLC Number: 42636565
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 350 pages).
Contents: Introduction / Stanley L. Engerman. --
Slavery and freedom in the early modern world / David Eltis. --
Free labor vs. slave labor: the British and Caribbean cases / Seymour Drescher. --
After serfdom: Russian emancipation in comparative perspective / Peter Kolchin. --
From autonomy to abundance: changing beliefs about the free labor system in nineteenth-century America / Leon Fink. --
Changing legal conceptions of free labor / Robert J. Steinfeld. --
Race, labor, and gender in the languages of antebellum social protest / David Roediger. --
"We did not separate man and wife, but all had to work": freedom and dependence in the aftermath of slave emancipation / Amy Dru Stanley. --
Free labor, law, and American trade unionism / David Brody. --
Social mobility, free labor, and the American dream / Clayne Pope.
Series Title: Making of modern freedom.
Responsibility: edited by Stanley L. Engerman.

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This volume deals with the general issues of the causes and consequences of the rise of so-called free labor from slavery and serfdom in Europe, the United States, and the Caribbean over the past  Read more...

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