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Owning Slaves, Disowning Slavery

Lacy K. Ford, Jr.

in Deliver Us from Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195118094
eISBN:
9780199870936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118094.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the changing structure and demography of slavery in the early republican upper South. It explores how the decline of the Chesapeake tobacco economy gave masters an incentive to ... More


Master–Slave Relationships

Catherine Hezser

in Jewish Slavery in Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280865
eISBN:
9780191712852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280865.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The relationship between slaves and their masters could, at one and the same time, be governed by exploitation and affiliation, submission under the master's authority and intimacy. It was ... More


Slaves and Masters Described

Leland Donald

in Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520206168
eISBN:
9780520918115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520206168.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the slave–master relations in the Northwest Coast. It defines a slave as a person over whom all the powers attaching to the right of ownership are exercised and examines ... More


“I Believe That ‘the Institution’ Is Extinct”: Loyalty in the Master-Slave Relationship

Jarret Ruminski

in The Limits of Loyalty: Ordinary People in Civil War Mississippi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813961
eISBN:
9781496814005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813961.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Differing notions of loyalty among slaves and slaveholders from 1860-1865 are the subject of Chapter 5. This chapter highlights how the internal war between Mississippi slaves and slaveholders, which ... More


Power Relationships

Catherine Hezser

in Jewish Slavery in Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280865
eISBN:
9780191712852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280865.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Although slaves constituted a danger for their masters in certain regards, masters retained an ultimate authority over their household dependants. This authority was executed by physically punishing ... More


Hegel and Nietzsche: Recognition and Master/Slave

Robert R Williams

in Tragedy, Recognition, and the Death of God: Studies in Hegel and Nietzsche

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656059
eISBN:
9780191744846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656059.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter compares Hegel and Nietzsche on the topic of master and slave. For Hegel master/slave results from the struggle for recognition; for Nietzsche it is a typology of morality: the ... More


Selves and Others

George Pattison

in God and Being: An Enquiry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588688
eISBN:
9780191723339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588688.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Hegel's dialectic of masters and slaves shows how the question of Being becomes entangled in the conflicts of self-conscious agents. Hegel resolves such conflicts in the course of history and speaks ... More


Social Worlds

Jared Ross Hardesty

in Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479816149
eISBN:
9781479869985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479816149.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how Afro-Bostonians built strong and resilient social worlds. They made friends and acquaintances with similarly unfree people of all races, and fought vociferously to protect ... More


Prostitutes and Concubines

Catherine Hezser

in Jewish Slavery in Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280865
eISBN:
9780191712852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280865.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

One of the most fundamental characteristics of ancient slavery was the slave's lack of control over his or her own body. Slaves ‘were sexually available and completely subject to the will of their ... More


Family-Based Internal Economies

Damian Alan Pargas

in The Quarters and the Fields: Slave Families in the Non-Cotton South

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035147
eISBN:
9780813038773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035147.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Engaging in what scholars have often termed “independent production,” slaves often developed limited, and in some cases even extensive, family-based economies during their free time. The term ... More


Bengalis, Caffrees and Malays: European Slave-holding and Early Colonial Society

in Slavery, Abolitionism and Empire in India, 1772-1843

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317583
eISBN:
9781846317255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317255.007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on the ambiguous status of domestic slaves, and their owners' attitudes towards them, in colonial India during the early eighteenth and late nineteenth centuries. In particular, ... More


Nietzsche on Resentment, Love, and Pity

Robert C. Solomon

in Living with Nietzsche: What the Great "Immoralist" has to Teach Us

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195160147
eISBN:
9780199835065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195160142.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In this chapter, I discuss why resentment (ressentiment) is so important to Nietzsche’s theory and what is wrong with it. I also discuss Nietzsche on love and pity and his several metaphors of ... More


Frederick Douglass’s Master–Slave Dialectic

Margaret Kohn

in A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813175621
eISBN:
9780813175652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175621.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the issues of violence, recognition, and freedom in the work of Frederick Douglass. It analyzes the contradiction between Douglass’s defense of pacifism in his speeches and ... More


Introduction: Rethinking Slavery in West Africa

Benedetto Rossi

in Reconfiguring Slavery: West African Trajectories

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311994
eISBN:
9781846315640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311994.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book deals with slavery in West Africa and the trajectories followed by slave descendants, as well as the transformations in how slavery has been perceived and experienced by different ... More


Humanity, Hegel and Freedom

Laura Brace

in The Politics of Slavery

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401142
eISBN:
9781474445122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401142.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter argues that is not enough to tell a story of humanity that takes personhood and autonomy as already accomplished. The process of transforming humanity into moral beings, and of ... More


Anxious Oppressors: Freedom and Control in a Slave Society

Winthrop D. Jordan

in White Over Black: American Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834022
eISBN:
9781469600765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838686_jordan.9
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter argues that the demographic pattern of European and African settlement in the seaboard colonies was basic to the emergent pattern of master-slave relations. Despite the crucial and at ... More


Mary Shelley, Frankenstein and slavery

Marie Mulvey-Roberts

in Dangerous bodies: Historicising the gothic corporeal

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719085413
eISBN:
9781526104045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085413.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 2 investigates the corrupting and corrosive effects of slavery. An association already exists between slavery and the rise of Gothic fiction through the West Indian connections of the major ... More


The Lord and the Bondsman

Andrew Cole

in The Birth of Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226135397
eISBN:
9780226135564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226135564.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter supplies a crucial reinterpretation of Hegel’s master/slave--or better, “lord/bondsman”--dialectic. Scholars from Kojève on have misrecognized the ways in which Hegel writes this episode ... More


Hegel as Political Educator

Dana Villa

in Teachers of the People: Political Education in Rousseau, Hegel, Tocqueville, and Mill

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226467498
eISBN:
9780226467528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467528.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter investigates the contribution of Hegel's political philosophy to civic education. Hegel hardly thinks that citizens are capable of teaching themselves (as does Tocqueville). Rather, the ... More


The Final Chapter

Lea VanderVelde

in Redemption Songs: Suing for Freedom before Dred Scott

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199927296
eISBN:
9780190252670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199927296.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter summarizes the book’s main themes and presents some final thoughts. The twelve stories contained here were selected from 300 filed lawsuits, involving 239 litigants and thirty-eight ... More


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