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Divided mastery : slave hiring in the American South

Author: Jonathan D Martin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004.
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Though few slaves escaped being rented out at some point in their lives, this is the first book to describe the practice, and its effects on both slaves and the peculiar institution. Martin reveals  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Martin, Jonathan D.
Divided mastery.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003057118
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan D Martin
ISBN: 0674040708 9780674040700
OCLC Number: 649978115
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of Bennett H. Wall Award 2004
Winner of Herbert Feis Award 2004
Nominated for Avery O. Craven Award 2005
Nominated for Merle Curti Award 2005
Nominated for Wesley-Logan Prize 2004
Nominated for David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Legal History or Biography 2004
Nominated for Herbert Jacob Book Prize 2005
Description: 1 online resource (237 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : slaves with two masters --
Slave hiring in the evolution of slavery --
A blessing and a curse --
Risks and returns --
Compromised mastery --
Resistance and abuse --
Working alone.
Responsibility: Jonathan D. Martin.


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In the past three decades, historians of the American South have produced a body of acclaimed literature that has redefined our understanding of slavery and southern culture. Until now, however, Read more...

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