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Love, Wages, Slavery The Literature of Servitude in the United States by Barbara Ryan

Love, Wages, Slavery The Literature of Servitude in the United States


Love, Wages, Slavery The Literature of Servitude in the United States by Barbara Ryan

Understanding the nature of free servitude in a time of slavery


At the heart of Barbara Ryan's book is a series of crucial observations about the assumptions of the nineteenth-century world... Ryan identifies meaningful links between slavery and 'free
service from the antebellum period to the Gilded Age

... A pleasure to read [and] enormously useful for a scholar in the field of servitude and slavery in the nineteenth century. American Historical Review

About the Author

Barbara Ryan teaches in the Scholars Programme at the National University of Singapore.

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Publication date

30th September 2010


Barbara Ryan

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University of Illinois Press


256 pages


History of the Americas
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
Physical anthropology



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