The Slaves' Economy: Independent Production by Slaves in the Americas

1st Edition

Ira Berlin, Philip D. Morgan

Routledge
Published March 1, 1995
Reference - 213 Pages
ISBN 9780714641720 - CAT# RU32276

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Summary

Slaves achieved a degree of economic independence, producing food, tending cash crops, raising livestock, manufacturing furnished goods, marketing their own products, consuming and saving the proceeds and bequeathing property to their descendants. The editors of this volume contend that the legacy of slavery cannot be understood without a full appreciation of the slaves' economy.

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