Terms of Labor

Terms of Labor

Slavery, Serfdom, and Free Labor

eBook - 1999
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"For long periods, much of the world's labor could be considered under the coercive control of systems of slavery or of serfdom, with relatively few workers laboring under terms of freedom, however defined. Slavery and serfdom were systems that controlled not only the terms of labor, but also the more general issues of political freedom. The nine chapters in this volume deal with the general issues of the causes and consequences of the rise of so-called free labor in Europe, the United States, and the Caribbean over the past four to five centuries, and point to the many complications and paradoxical aspects of this change."--Jacket.
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1999.
ISBN: 9780585062822
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vi, 350 pages).
Additional Contributors: Engerman, Stanley L.


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