Wage-Earning Slaves: Coartación in Nineteenth-Century Cuba. (eBook, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Wage-Earning Slaves: Coartación in Nineteenth-Century Cuba.

Publisher: University Press of Florida.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume is the first systematic study of coartación, a process by which slaves worked toward purchasing their freedom in installments. Focusing on Cuba, this book reveals that instead of providing a "path to manumission," the process was often rife with obstacles that blocked slaves from achieving liberty"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
ISBN: 1683401654 9781683401650
OCLC Number: 1253957130
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Freeing Oneself: The Meaning and Practice of Coartación --
An Institution for the Advancement of Slaves into Freedmen?: Understanding Cuban Laws about Coartación --
The Path to Abolition: Síndicos, Coartados and the Presence of the State --
"Roaming Coartados": Strengthening the Rural Slave Sector --
The Hidden Face of Urban Slavery: A Look at the Coartados Rental Market --
Slaves and Labor Pools: The Combination of Slavery and Work for Hire --
The Promised Freedom: Patronage and the Final Years of Coartación

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"This volume is the first systematic study of coartación, a process by which slaves worked toward purchasing their freedom in installments. Focusing on Cuba, this book reveals that instead of providing a "path to manumission," the process was often rife with obstacles that blocked slaves from achieving liberty"--

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