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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, (electronic resource)

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

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
Language
eng
Summary
In the era of slave emancipation no ideal of freedom had greater power than that of contract. The antislavery claim was that the negation of chattel status lay in the contracts of wage labor and marriage. Signifying self-ownership, volition, and reciprocal exchange among formally equal individuals, contract became the dominant metaphor for social relations and the very symbol of freedom. This 1999 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.--
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Stanley, Amy Dru
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
  • ACLS Humanities E-Book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Labor
  • Slavery
  • Contract labor
  • Marriage
  • Women
  • Free choice of employment
  • Freedmen
  • Contracts
  • Contracts
  • Social values
Label
From bondage to contract : wage labor, marriage, and the market in the age of slave emancipation, Amy Dru Stanley, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
CR9780511583629
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 277 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511583629
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)55716897
Label
From bondage to contract : wage labor, marriage, and the market in the age of slave emancipation, Amy Dru Stanley, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
CR9780511583629
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 277 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511583629
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)55716897

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