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The Resource The price for their pound of flesh : the value of the enslaved, from womb to grave, in the building of a nation, Daina Ramey Berry

The price for their pound of flesh : the value of the enslaved, from womb to grave, in the building of a nation, Daina Ramey Berry

Label
The price for their pound of flesh : the value of the enslaved, from womb to grave, in the building of a nation
Title
The price for their pound of flesh
Title remainder
the value of the enslaved, from womb to grave, in the building of a nation
Statement of responsibility
Daina Ramey Berry
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Groundbreaking look at slaves as commodities through every phase of life, from birth to death and beyond, in early America. The Price for Their Pound of Flesh is the first book to explore the economic value of enslaved people through every phase of their lives--including from before birth to after death--in the American domestic slave trades. Covering the full "life cycle" (including preconception, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, the senior years, and death), historian Daina Berry shows the lengths to which slaveholders would go to maximize profits. She draws from over ten years of research to explore how enslaved people responded to being appraised, bartered, and sold. By illuminating their lives, Berry ensures that the individuals she studies are regarded as people, not merely commodities. Analyzing the depth of this monetization of human property will change the way we think about slavery, reparations, capitalism, and nineteenth-century medical education"--
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DLC
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Berry, Daina Ramey
Dewey number
306.3/620973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E443
LC item number
.B446 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Slave trade
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • Child slaves
  • Women slaves
  • Older slaves
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Slavery
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
Label
The price for their pound of flesh : the value of the enslaved, from womb to grave, in the building of a nation, Daina Ramey Berry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The value of life and death -- Preconception, women, and future increase -- Infancy and childhood -- Adolescence, young adulthood, and soul values -- Mid-life and older adulthood -- Elderly and superannuated -- Postmortem, death, and ghost values -- Epilogue: The afterlives of slavery
Control code
1716052
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 262 pages
Isbn
9780807047620
Lccn
2016014894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1716052
  • (Sirsi) 1716052
  • (OCoLC)948734228
Label
The price for their pound of flesh : the value of the enslaved, from womb to grave, in the building of a nation, Daina Ramey Berry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The value of life and death -- Preconception, women, and future increase -- Infancy and childhood -- Adolescence, young adulthood, and soul values -- Mid-life and older adulthood -- Elderly and superannuated -- Postmortem, death, and ghost values -- Epilogue: The afterlives of slavery
Control code
1716052
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 262 pages
Isbn
9780807047620
Lccn
2016014894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1716052
  • (Sirsi) 1716052
  • (OCoLC)948734228

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