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The origins of American slavery : freedom and bondage in the English colonies, Betty Wood

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The origins of American slavery : freedom and bondage in the English colonies
Title
The origins of American slavery
Title remainder
freedom and bondage in the English colonies
Statement of responsibility
Betty Wood
Title variation
American slavery
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Though the English did not begin their colonization of the New World with the intention of enslaving anyone, by the end of the seventeenth century chattel slavery existed in each of England's American colonies. Why? And why did the English enslave West Africans rather than native Americans or Europeans? Historians have usually stressed either racial ideology or determining economic and demographic factors, but Betty Wood suggests that a more complex rationale was at work
  • In this important new analysis, Wood begins by exploring the meanings of freedom and bondage in sixteenth-century English thought and the ideas that men and women of Tudor England had about Africans and native Americans. She studies their prejudices against non-Christians, their responses to models of slavery in the Spanish and French colonies, and their assessment of their own labor shortages, and in the light of these various factors interprets the decision of the English to resort to slave labor in the colonies. She then follows the spread of slavery through the seventeenth century, from the Caribbean and the Carolinas to Virginia tobacco country and finally among the Puritans and Quakers farther north
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.2
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E446
LC item number
.W87 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
A critical issue
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The origins of American slavery : freedom and bondage in the English colonies, Betty Wood
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [118]-126) and index
Contents
Freedom and bondage in English thought -- Images of West Africans and Native Americans -- The first American slaves: the Caribbean and Carolina -- Tobacco slaves: the Chesapeake colonies -- Slavery among Puritans and Quakers
Control code
193503
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
132 p.
Isbn
9780809074563
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
96036025
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm35360611
  • (OCoLC)35360611
Label
The origins of American slavery : freedom and bondage in the English colonies, Betty Wood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [118]-126) and index
Contents
Freedom and bondage in English thought -- Images of West Africans and Native Americans -- The first American slaves: the Caribbean and Carolina -- Tobacco slaves: the Chesapeake colonies -- Slavery among Puritans and Quakers
Control code
193503
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
132 p.
Isbn
9780809074563
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
96036025
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm35360611
  • (OCoLC)35360611

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