From Bondage to Contract by Amy Dru Stanley
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From Bondage to Contract
By Amy Dru Stanley

From Bondage to Contract

Wage Labor, Marriage, and the Market in the Age of Slave Emancipation

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From Bondage to Contract by Amy Dru Stanley

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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521635264
ISBN-10: 0521635268
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 294
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Nov-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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