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The alchemy of slavery : human bondage and emancipation in the Illinois Country, 1730-1865

Author: M Scott Heerman
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: America in the nineteenth century.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Alchemy of Slavery foregrounds diverse and adaptable slaving practices that masters deployed to build a slave economy in Illinois, innovating in response to antislavery pressures.
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Heerman, M. Scott.
Alchemy of slavery.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2018]
(OCoLC)1029062452
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M Scott Heerman
ISBN: 9780812295337 0812295331
OCLC Number: 1051770857
Description: 1 online resource (239 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction : Slavery and Freedom on the American Continent --
Making the French Negroes --
Another Law and Empire --
Remaking the French Negroes --
Contesting Bondage in the Slave North --
Paths to Independence --
Freedom Practices, Freedom Politics --
Conclusion : North of Slavery, South of Freedom.
Series Title: America in the nineteenth century.
Responsibility: M. Scott Heerman.
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