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The Resource From bondage to contract : wage labor, marriage, and the market in the age of slave emancipation, Amy Dru Stanley

From bondage to contract : wage labor, marriage, and the market in the age of slave emancipation, Amy Dru Stanley

Label
From bondage to contract : wage labor, marriage, and the market in the age of slave emancipation
Title
From bondage to contract
Title remainder
wage labor, marriage, and the market in the age of slave emancipation
Statement of responsibility
Amy Dru Stanley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book explores how a generation of American thinkers and reformers - abolitionists, former slaves, feminists, labor advocates, jurists, moralists, and social scientists - drew on contract to condemn the evils of chattel slavery as well as to measure the virtues of free society. Their arguments over the meaning of slavery and freedom were grounded in changing circumstances of labor and home life on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line. At the heart of these arguments lay the problem of defining which realms of self and social existence could be rendered market commodities and which could not. From Bondage to Contract reveals how the problem of distinguishing between what was saleable and what was not reflected the ideological and social changes wrought by the concurrence of abolition in the South and burgeoning industrial capitalism in the North."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stanley, Amy Dru
Dewey number
306.3/6/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8066
LC item number
.S68 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Labor
  • Slavery
  • Contract labor
  • Marriage
  • Women
Label
From bondage to contract : wage labor, marriage, and the market in the age of slave emancipation, Amy Dru Stanley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Preface -- Legends of contract freedom -- Merchants of time: the labor question and the sale of self -- Beggars can't be choosers -- The testing ground of home life -- Wage labor and marriage bonds -- The purchase of women -- Afterword
Control code
39633848
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 277 pages
Isbn
9780521635264
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
98039348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
From bondage to contract : wage labor, marriage, and the market in the age of slave emancipation, Amy Dru Stanley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Preface -- Legends of contract freedom -- Merchants of time: the labor question and the sale of self -- Beggars can't be choosers -- The testing ground of home life -- Wage labor and marriage bonds -- The purchase of women -- Afterword
Control code
39633848
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 277 pages
Isbn
9780521635264
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
98039348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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