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The Chattel Principle: Internal Slave Trades in the Americas

Walter Johnson


This book presents a comparative account of the slave trade within the nations and colonial systems of the Americas. While most scholarly attention to slavery in the Americas has concentrated on international transatlantic trade, the chapters in this volume focus on the slave trades within Brazil, the West Indies, and the Southern states of the United States after the closing of the Atlantic slave trade. The chapters cast new light upon questions that have framed the study of slavery in the Americas for decades and investigates such topics as the illegal slave trade in Cuba, the Creole slave r ... More

Keywords: slave trade, colonial systems, Americas, slavery, Brazil, West Indies, Southern states, Cuba, Creole slave revolt

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780300103557
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300103557.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Walter Johnson, editor