Cover of: Unfree labor | Peter Kolchin Read Online
Share

Unfree labor American slavery and Russian serfdom by Peter Kolchin

  • 160 Want to read
  • ·
  • 46 Currently reading

Published by Belknap Press of Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States,
  • Russia

Subjects:

  • Slave labor -- Cross-cultural studies,
  • Slavery -- United States -- History,
  • Serfdom -- Russia -- History

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementPeter Kolchin.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD4861 .K65 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 517 p. :
Number of Pages517
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2721418M
ISBN 10067492097X
LC Control Number86014909

Download Unfree labor

PDF EPUB FB2 MOBI RTF

Two massive systems of unfree labor arose, a world apart from each other, in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. The American enslavement of blacks and the Russian subjection of serfs flourished in different ways and varying degrees until they were legally abolished in . This ground-breaking book adds an economic angle to a traditionally moral argument, demonstrating that slavery has never promoted economic growth or development, neither today nor in the past. While unfree labor may be lucrative for slaveholders, its negative effects on a country’s economy, much like pollution, drag down all members of by: 2. E-BOOK EXCERPT. Unfree labor has not disappeared from advanced capitalist economies. In this sense the debates among and between Marxist and orthodox economic historians about the incompatibility of capitalism and unfree labor are moot: the International Labour Organisation has identified forced, coerced, and unfree labor as a contemporary issue of global concern.   Unfree labor: American slavery and Russian serfdom User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Unfree Labor will stand the test of time much as Jerome Blum's Lord and Peasant in Russia and Kenneth Stampp's The Peculiar Institution have for serfdom and slavery respectively.

Synopsis Unfree labor has not disappeared from advanced capitalist economies. In this sense the debates among and between Marxist and orthodox economic historians about the incompatibility of capitalism and unfree labor are moot: the International Labour Organisation has identified forced, coerced, and unfree labor as a contemporary issue of global concern. “Comparative history is a tricky business and Unfree Labor succeeds where many previous ventures into this genre have failed. ” —Richard S. Dunn, The Times Literary Supplement “ A learned and sophisticated book in the tradition of high scholarship, as well as a book written to be read and enjoyed. Those who share a taste for comparative history will be taken with the author’s spirit.   Comparative history is a tricky business and Unfree Labor succeeds where many previous ventures into this genre have failed. -- Richard S. Dunn Times Literary Supplement A learned and sophisticated book in the tradition of high scholarship, as well as a book written to be read and enjoyed/5(51). CHAPTER SIX Emancipating California California’s Unfree Labor Systems in the Crucible of the Civil War (pp. ) Six months after the Confederate surrender at Appomattox, Peter Anderson, African American editor of San Francisco’s Pacific Appeal, rejoiced that the Union victory in the Civil War had transformed California.

The history of unfree labor in the United States encompasses to all forms of unfree labor which have occurred within the present day borders of the United States through modern times. "Unfree labor" is a generic or collective term for those work relations, in which people are employed against their will by the threat of destitution, detention, violence (including death), lawful compulsion, or. Unfree definition, enjoying personal rights or liberty, as a person who is not in slavery: a land of free people. See more. Victims of unfree labor are not always detained or trafficked—sometimes they are hidden in plain sight. Enslaved persons are often forced to work in farm fields, fisheries, mines, factories, restaurants, homes, construction sites, stores, and salons; the ways humans are exploited differ greatly. California and the Struggle over Unfree Labor, Emancipation, and Reconstruction By Stacey L. Smith. “Freedom’s Frontier is [not only] thoroughly researched, The book is a welcome addition to both the history of California and the West and to the history of the Civil War and Reconstruction.”--Southwestern Historical Quarterly.