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The Resource Carry me back : the domestic slave trade in American life, Steven Deyle

Carry me back : the domestic slave trade in American life, Steven Deyle

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Carry me back : the domestic slave trade in American life
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Carry me back
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the domestic slave trade in American life
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Steven Deyle
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eng
Review
  • Historian Deyle reveals the malignant heart of that most "peculiar institution," American slavery. Deyle's focus is the domestic buying and selling of human beings after the abolition of the international slave trade in 1808; the economics and unique practices of that macabre local marketplace; and the varied individuals who engaged in and profited from the trade. As Deyle, assistant professor of history at the University of California, Davis, points out, the vast majority of Southerners who bought and sold slaves were not professional dealers, but rather owners who traded slaves only when necessary: when they found themselves with either a short supply or a surplus of labor power. Deyle spells out how the cold, sterile economics of slavery led to the arbitrary separation of children from parents, wives from husbands. Deyle also makes clear the enormous profit to be had, especially in the market for healthy adolescent boys with years of hard labor ahead of them. Babies born to slave parents, fed a meager diet for 12 or 13 years, multiplied a minimal investment by hundreds. Most ironically, Deyle notes, the vast majority of slave traders were "good" people, devout Christians, respected citizens. In his first book, Deyle ably situates the important role of the domestic slave trade within the economy of the new and rapidly growing United States. B&w illus. (May) --Staff (Reviewed March 28, 2005) (Publishers Weekly, vol 252, issue 13, p66)
  • Much has been written on the antebellum period, but the troubling topic of the domestic (as compared with the international) slave trade, and particularly its relationship to the coming of the Civil War, has not been thoroughly explored. In his first book, Deyle (history, Univ. of California, Davis) takes up the topic. His thoughtful analysis links the domestic slave trade with the drawing together of the upper and lower regions of the South, thus placing the trade within the wider market revolution. He also examines the differing manner in which the buying and selling of human beings was viewed by those in the South and in the North and by the African Americans who suffered most through it. Linking the domestic slave trade with the eventual demise of slavery, he also examines how historic memory has treated the topic. Based on a vast array of primary sources, this valuable study is essential for academic collections of all sizes, even those who already own recent works that examine other aspects of the trade, such as Robert H. Gudmestad's A Troublesome Commerce: The Transformation of the Interstate Slave Trade .—Theresa McDevitt, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania Lib. --Theresa McDevitt (Reviewed June 1, 2005) (Library Journal, vol 130, issue 10, p145)
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Deyle, Steven
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  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • Slave trade
  • Slave trade
  • United States
  • United States
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
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the domestic slave trade in American life
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Carry me back : the domestic slave trade in American life, Steven Deyle
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [349]-380) and index
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Carry me back : the domestic slave trade in American life, Steven Deyle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [349]-380) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
503126
Dimensions
24 cm
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x, 398 pages
Isbn
9780195160406
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004056840
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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9780195160406
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illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9780195160406
  • (Sirsi) ADQ-7878

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