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Accounting for Slavery

Masters and Management

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ISBN 9780674241657

Publication Date: 10/15/2019

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312 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

28 photos, 4 illus., 2 tables

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  • List of Figures and Tables*
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. Hierarchies of Life and Death
  • 2. Forms of Labor
  • 3. Slavery’s Scientific Management
  • 4. Human Capital
  • 5. Managing Freedom
  • Conclusion: Histories of Business and Slavery
  • Postscript: Forward to Scientific Management
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • * Figures and Tables
    • Figures
      • P.1. The View from the Planters’ Desk.
      • 1.1. Island Estate “Account of Negroes,” 1767.
      • 1.2. Digging or Rather Hoeing the Cane Holes, Antigua, 1823.
      • 1.3. Henry Dawkins’s Jamaican Properties, 1779.
      • 1.4. Enslaved People and Livestock in Clarendon and Vere Parishes, 1779.
      • 1.5. Organizational Chart for Parnassus Estate, 1779.
      • 1.6. Drivers on Parnassus Plantation, 1779.
      • 2.1. Work Log for Prospect Estate, 1787.
      • 2.2. Monthly Report for Plantations Hope and Experiment, June 1812.
      • 2.3. Monthly Report of Increase and Decrease on Friendship Plantation, August 1828.
      • 2.4. Price Current, 1785.
      • 2.5. West Indian Practices Suited for a Southern Plantation, 1835.
      • 3.1. Advertisement for Thomas Affleck’s Plantation Record and Account Books, 1854.
      • 3.2. Output and Number of Plantations by Size of Slaveholding, 1860.
      • 3.3. “Form C,” Daily Record of Cotton Picked on Eustatia Plantation, 1860.
      • 3.4. Classification of Labor on Residence Plantation, 1857.
      • 4.1. “Form I,” Inventory of Lives on Canebrake Plantation, 1857.
      • 4.2. Valuations for Enslaved People on Canebrake Plantation by Age and Sex, 1857.
      • 4.3. Inventory of Enslaved Capital for the South Carolina Railroad Company, 1857.
      • 4.4. Inventory of Enslaved People, Pleasant Hill Plantation, 1850.
      • 4.5. Pricing Lives by Height and Sex, January 5, 1861.
      • 4.6. Hand Rankings from the Plantation of John McPherson DeSaussure, 1850.
      • 4.7. Cotton Production on a Large Scale.
      • 5.1. Work Log on Pleasant Hill Plantation after Emancipation, 1867.
      • 5.2. Hand Ratings after Emancipation, 1866.
      • 5.3. Year-End Balances, Plantation of John McPherson DeSaussure, 1866.
      • 5.4. “Lost time” on the W. H. Lewis Plantation, 1866.
      • 5.5. Imagining Free Immigrants as Fractional Hands, 1867.
      • C.1. The Cotton Screw as an Instrument of Torture.
      • C.2. The Cotton Screw as an Instrument of Improvement.
      • C.3. Picking Cotton near Montgomery, Alabama.
    • Tables
      • 3.1. Forms included in Affleck’s Cotton Plantation Record and Account Book.
      • 3.2. Forms included in Affleck’s Sugar Plantation Record and Account Book.

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