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Slaves for Hire : Renting Enslaved Laborers in Antebellum Virginia

By: Zaborney, John J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (233 p.).ISBN: 9780807145142.Subject(s): Slavery - Economic aspects - Virginia - History - 19th century | Slavery - Economic aspects - Virginia - History - 19th century | Slavery - Virginia - History - 19th century | Slavery - Virginia - History - 19th century | Slaves - Employment - Virginia - History - 19th century | Slaves - Employment - Virginia - History - 19th century | Slaves - Virginia - Social conditions - 19th century | Slaves - Virginia - Social conditions - 19th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Slaves for Hire : Renting Enslaved Laborers in Antebellum VirginiaDDC classification: 306.36209755 | 975.503 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 The Origins and Proliferation of Slave Hiring in Virginia; CHAPTER 2 Hired Slave Women; CHAPTER 3 Slave Hiring and Hired Slaves' Family and Friendship Ties in Rural Areas; CHAPTER 4 Hired Slaves, Whites, and Slavery; CHAPTER 5 White Ladies, White Men, Masters All: Slave Hiring and White Society; CHAPTER 6 Slave Hiring, Hired Slaves, and Urban and Industrial Slavery; CHAPTER 7 Slave Hiring and Slavery; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary: In Slaves for Hire, John J. Zaborney overturns long-standing beliefs about slave labor in the antebellum South. Previously, scholars viewed slave hiring as an aberration-a modified form of slavery, involving primarily urban male slaves, that worked to the laborer's advantage and weakened slavery's institutional integrity. In the first in-depth examination of slave hiring in Virginia, Zaborney suggests that this endemic practice bolstered the institution of slavery in the decades leading up to the Civil War, all but assuring Virginia's secession from the Union to protect slavery.Moving beyond p
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 The Origins and Proliferation of Slave Hiring in Virginia; CHAPTER 2 Hired Slave Women; CHAPTER 3 Slave Hiring and Hired Slaves' Family and Friendship Ties in Rural Areas; CHAPTER 4 Hired Slaves, Whites, and Slavery; CHAPTER 5 White Ladies, White Men, Masters All: Slave Hiring and White Society; CHAPTER 6 Slave Hiring, Hired Slaves, and Urban and Industrial Slavery; CHAPTER 7 Slave Hiring and Slavery; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z

In Slaves for Hire, John J. Zaborney overturns long-standing beliefs about slave labor in the antebellum South. Previously, scholars viewed slave hiring as an aberration-a modified form of slavery, involving primarily urban male slaves, that worked to the laborer's advantage and weakened slavery's institutional integrity. In the first in-depth examination of slave hiring in Virginia, Zaborney suggests that this endemic practice bolstered the institution of slavery in the decades leading up to the Civil War, all but assuring Virginia's secession from the Union to protect slavery.Moving beyond p

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<p>John J. Zaborney is professor of history at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.</p>

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