Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

The Chattel Principle : Internal Slave Trades in the Americas, Paperback / softback Book

The Chattel Principle : Internal Slave Trades in the Americas Paperback / softback

Edited by Walter Johnson

Part of the The David Brion Davis Series series

Paperback / softback


This wide-ranging book presents the first comprehensive and 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 essays 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 contributors cast new light upon questions that have framed the study of slavery in the Americas for decades.

The book investigates such topics as the illegal slave trade in Cuba, the Creole slave revolt in the U.S., and the debate between pro- and antislavery factions over the interstate slave trade in the South.

Together, the authors offer fresh and provocative insights into the interrelations of capitalism, sovereignty, and slavery.




Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops


Also in the The David Brion Davis Series series  |  View all