Slavery and Servitude in Colonial North America: A Short History (Hardcover)

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In Slavery and Servitude in Colonial North America, Kenneth Morgan shows how the institutions of indentured servitude and black slavery interacted in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He covers all aspects of the two labor systems, including their impact on the economy, on racial attitudes, social structures and on regional variations within the colonies. Throughout, overriding themes emerge: the labor market in North America, the significance of racial distinctions, supply and demand factors in transatlantic migration and labor, and resistance to bondage.
This is an ideal introduction to an area that is crucial for understanding not just Colonial American society but also the later development of the United States.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780814756690
ISBN-10: 0814756697
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2001
Pages: 158
Language: English