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The Arming of Slaves in Comparative Perspective

Christopher Leslie Brown

in Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109009
eISBN:
9780300134858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109009.003.0014
Subject:
History, Military History

A comparative analysis of the arming of slaves may shed light on the problems regarding the dynamics of power within slave societies, the nature of domination and resistance, and the paradoxes of ... More


Making the Chikunda: Military Slavery and Ethnicity in Southern Africa, 1750–1900

Allen Isaacman and Derek Peterson

in Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109009
eISBN:
9780300134858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109009.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

Scholars of military slavery have offered various theories to explain why owners outside the American South armed their slaves. Max Weber, for example, argued that slaves were ideal clients of ... More


The Slave Soldiers of Spanish South America: From Independence to Abolition

Peter Blanchard

in Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109009
eISBN:
9780300134858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109009.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

In the 1850s, the wars of independence and the recruitment of slaves as combatants almost culminated in the end of slavery in what had been Spanish South America. Throughout the continent slaves were ... More


Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age

Christopher Leslie Brown and Philip D. Morgan (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109009
eISBN:
9780300134858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109009.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Arming slaves as soldiers is a counterintuitive idea. Yet throughout history, in many varied societies, slaveholders have entrusted slaves with the use of deadly force. This book surveys the practice ... More


Slaves in Arms

BERNARD LEWIS

in Race and Slavery in the Middle East: An Historical Enquiry

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195053265
eISBN:
9780199854561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195053265.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The chapter focuses on the history of the professional slave soldier. The professional slave soldiers were slaves who fought in the army of the Prophet. Some Roman dignitaries had armed slave ... More


Transforming Bondsmen into Vassals: Arming Slaves in Colonial Spanish America

Jane Landers

in Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109009
eISBN:
9780300134858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109009.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

Of all the nations in Europe, it was Spain which was most dependent on the military employment of slaves throughout its history. Armed military service in defense of the Spanish Crown provided a way ... More


Introduction

David Brion Davis

in Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109009
eISBN:
9780300134858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109009.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Male slaves had often been stereotyped as cowards who could not be relied upon in combat. This ideology, combined with fear, explains why the Confederate government did not seriously consider the ... More


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