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Dark Work: The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island

Christy Clark-Pujara


This book is about slavery, emancipation, and black freedom in the North, and Rhode Island in particular. It uses an economic lens to explore the ways the business begets experience, specifically investigating how the business of slavery (economic activity that was directly related to the maintenance of the slaveholding in the Americas such as the buying and selling of people, food, and goods) shaped the establishment and growth of life-long inheritable bondage in the North. Moreover, it explores how those businesses affected the process of emancipation, and black freedom. Like their northern ... More

Keywords: Slavery, Emancipation, Abolition, Rhode Island, New England, West Indian Trade, Atlantic Slave Trade, Negro Cloth, African American, Native American

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781479870424
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479870424.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christy Clark-Pujara, author
University of Wisconsin