Deyle, Steven.

Carry me back : the domestic slave trade in American life / Steven Deyle. - New York : Oxford University Press, 2005. - x, 398 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [349]-380) and index.

The irony of liberty: origins of the domestic slave trade -- A most important form of commerce: the rise of the cotton kingdom -- A most fateful form of commerce: the fall of the cotton kingdom -- "CASH FOR NEGROES": slave traders and the market revolution in the south -- A regular part of everyday life: the buying and selling of human property -- Outside looking in: the domestic slave trade and the abolitionist attack on slavery -- Inside looking out: the slave trade's effect upon the white south -- "The nastiness of life": African-American resistance to the domestic slave trade.

"Drawing together the voices of professional slave traders and abolitionists, buyers and overseers, politicians and enslaved peoples, Carry Me Back restores the domestic slave trade to the prominent place that it deserves in early American history. In so doing, this far-reaching study exposes the many complexities of southern slavery and antebellum American life."--Jacket.

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Slavery--History--United States--19th century.
Slaves--Social conditions--United States--19th century.
Slave trade--History--United States--19th century.
Slave trade--History--Southern States--19th century.


United States--Race relations.
United States--Economic conditions--19th century.
Southern States--Race relations.
Southern States--Economic conditions--19th century.

E449 / .D525 2005

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