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The Resource Divided mastery : slave hiring in the American South, Jonathan D. Martin

Divided mastery : slave hiring in the American South, Jonathan D. Martin

Label
Divided mastery : slave hiring in the American South
Title
Divided mastery
Title remainder
slave hiring in the American South
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan D. Martin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Divided Mastery explores a curiously neglected aspect of the history of American slavery: the rental of slaves. 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 how the unique triangularity of slave hiring created slaves with two masters, thus transforming the customary polarity of master-slave relationships. Drawing upon slaveholders' letters, slave narratives, interviews with former slaves, legislative petitions, and court records, Divided Mastery ultimately reveals that slave hiring's significance was paradoxical." "The practice bolstered the system of slavery by facilitating its spread into the western territories, by democratizing access to slave labor, and by promoting both production and speculation with slave capital. But at the same time, slaves used hiring to their advantage, finding in it crucial opportunities to shape their work and family lives, to bring owners and hirers into conflict with each other, and to destabilize the system of bondage."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martin, Jonathan D
Dewey number
306.3/62/0975
Index
index present
LC call number
E443
LC item number
.M38 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • Southern States
  • Slavernij
  • Uitzendarbeid
  • Sklavenhandel
  • Sklavenhalter
  • USA
  • Sklavenhalter
  • Sklavenhandel
  • USA
Label
Divided mastery : slave hiring in the American South, Jonathan D. Martin
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0f0b7-aa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm53090937
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780674011496
Lccn
2003057118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53090937
  • (OCoLC)53090937
Label
Divided mastery : slave hiring in the American South, Jonathan D. Martin
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0f0b7-aa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm53090937
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780674011496
Lccn
2003057118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53090937
  • (OCoLC)53090937

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