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The black market : the slave's value in national culture after 1865

Author: Aaron Carico
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2020]
Series: Studies in United States culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"By 1860, the value of the slave population in the United States exceeded $3 billion--triple that of investments nationwide in factories, railroads, and banks combined, and worth more even than the South's lucrative farmland. The slave was not only a commodity to be traded but also a kind of currency and the basis for a range of credit relations. But the value associated with slavery was not destroyed in the Civil  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Carico, Aaron.
Black market.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2020]
(DLC) 2019052241
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Carico
ISBN: 9781469655604 1469655608 9781469655598 1469655594
OCLC Number: 1152595602
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover --
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Introduction: The Unabolished --
Chapter One. Freedom as Accumulation --
Chapter Two. The Spectacle of Free Black Personhood --
Chapter Three. Cowboys and Slaves --
Chapter Four. Southern Enclosure as American Literature --
Conclusion: In the Trap --
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Series Title: Studies in United States culture.
Responsibility: Aaron Carico.


Reveals how the slave commodity survived emancipation, arguing that the enslaved person - understood here in legal, economic, social, and embodied contexts - still operated as an indispensable form  Read more...


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