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Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston

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Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston

Jared Ross Hardesty

Unfreedom examines the lived experience of slaves in eighteenth-century Boston. Instead of relying on the traditional dichotomy of slavery and freedom, this book argues we should understand slavery in Boston as part of a continuum of unfreedom. In this context, African slavery existed alongside many other forms of oppression, including Native American slavery, indentured servitude, apprenticeship, and pauper apprenticeship. In this hierarchical and inherently unfree ... Read more

 

 

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