The Resource Children of bondage : a social history of the slave society at the Cape of Good Hope, 1652-1838, Robert C.-H. Shell

Children of bondage : a social history of the slave society at the Cape of Good Hope, 1652-1838, Robert C.-H. Shell

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Children of bondage : a social history of the slave society at the Cape of Good Hope, 1652-1838
Title
Children of bondage
Title remainder
a social history of the slave society at the Cape of Good Hope, 1652-1838
Statement of responsibility
Robert C.-H. Shell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Dutch East India Company's introduction of the first slave into the region known as the Cape of Good Hope in 1653 established an institution whose legal status ended in 1838 but whose social and political reverberations are still felt today. Children of Bondage is the story of the social, cultural, and biological progeny of that slave society. Robert Shell examines the complex and highly stratified hierarchies that evolved in South Africa, and outlines how its multiracial system of slavery was distinct from the biracial system that arose in the New World. Shell argues that while frontier and class interests were significant factors in South Africa's history, these influences were secondary manifestations of a more universal force, namely, the family as the fundamental unit of subordination. He explores the history of oceanic and domestic slave trades, sexual and gender relations within the slave hierarchy, religious and ethnic identities among slaves, and the promises and realities of manumission. By viewing the institution of South African slavery from many levels he concludes, "Not only slaves were in bondage; in a profound sense, the owners were as well."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shell, Robert Carl-Heinz
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1394.S6
LC item number
S48 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Blacks
  • Blacks
  • Slavery
  • Slavernij
  • South Africa
Label
Children of bondage : a social history of the slave society at the Cape of Good Hope, 1652-1838, Robert C.-H. Shell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Introduction of Slavery and Serfdom -- The Cape Slave Trade and Creolization -- The Effects of the Oceanic Slave Trade -- The Sale and Transfer of Human Beings -- The Apportionment and Geographical Dispersion of Slaves -- An Urban Plantation -- The Management of Involuntary Labor -- The Everyday Language of the Household -- The Vernacular World the Slaves Made -- Women and the Slave Household -- From Dordt to the Trek -- Manumission and the Cape Household -- Slavery, the Authoritarian Cape Family and Recursive Identities
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xlii, 501 pages
Isbn
9780819552730
Lccn
94002194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29845479
  • (OCoLC)ocm29845479
Label
Children of bondage : a social history of the slave society at the Cape of Good Hope, 1652-1838, Robert C.-H. Shell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction -- The Introduction of Slavery and Serfdom -- The Cape Slave Trade and Creolization -- The Effects of the Oceanic Slave Trade -- The Sale and Transfer of Human Beings -- The Apportionment and Geographical Dispersion of Slaves -- An Urban Plantation -- The Management of Involuntary Labor -- The Everyday Language of the Household -- The Vernacular World the Slaves Made -- Women and the Slave Household -- From Dordt to the Trek -- Manumission and the Cape Household -- Slavery, the Authoritarian Cape Family and Recursive Identities
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xlii, 501 pages
Isbn
9780819552730
Lccn
94002194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29845479
  • (OCoLC)ocm29845479

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