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“A Prodigious Mine”: Jamaica

Trevor Burnard

in Planters, Merchants, and Slaves: Plantation Societies in British America, 1650-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226286105
eISBN:
9780226286242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226286242.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The jewel in Britain’s eighteenth-century imperial crown was Jamaica. Jamaica was economically diverse, with a strong trading sector based in the flourishing town of Kingston. Its plantations sector ... More


Transactions in Slaves

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/9780520206168.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the transfer of slaves from one local group to another by means other than warfare and violence, focusing on the slave trade, the inclusion of slaves as part of marriage ... More


“Ter Show Yo’ de Value of Slaves”: The Pricing of Human Property

Daina Ramey Berry

in Creating Citizenship in the Nineteenth-Century South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044132
eISBN:
9780813046211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044132.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Even though they could not legally acquire citizenship rights, bondpeople influenced their valuations, sale transactions, and ultimately the institution of slavery. Understanding the link between ... More


Family, Work, and Punishment

in The Hierarchies of Slavery in Santos, Brazil, 1822-1888

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774147
eISBN:
9780804778558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774147.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the family, work, crime, and punishment of slaves in Santos, Brazil. It considers the rules on the punishment of slaves, and suggests that a slave's chance of being arrested and ... More


Assyria: The Eighth–Seventh Centuries BC

David M. Lewis

in Greek Slave Systems in their Eastern Mediterranean Context, c.800-146 BC

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198769941
eISBN:
9780191822728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769941.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the archival texts of the Neo-Assyrian Empire and attempts to gauge the legal and economic position of slavery in Assyrian society. It shows that the Assyrians held a similar ... More


Babylonia: The Seventh–Fifth Centuries BC

David M. Lewis

in Greek Slave Systems in their Eastern Mediterranean Context, c.800-146 BC

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198769941
eISBN:
9780191822728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769941.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter investigates the role of slavery in the Babylonian economy during the Neo-Babylonian and Achaemenid periods. As in Assyria, the relatively high price of slaves in Babylonia restricted ... More


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