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Unfree Labor

American Slavery and Russian Serfdom

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$49.50 • £39.95 • €44.50

ISBN 9780674920989

Publication Date: 03/01/1990


534 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

4 maps, 2 halftones, 11 tables

Belknap Press


  • Preface
  • Introduction: The Origin and Consolidation of Unfree Labor
  • I. The Masters and Their Bondsmen
    • 1. Labor Management
    • 2. Planters, Pomeshchiki, and Paternalism
    • 3. Ideals and Ideology
  • II. The Bondsmen and Their Masters
    • 4. Community and Culture
    • 5. Patterns of Resistance
    • 6. Protest, Unity, and Disunity
  • Epilogue: The Crisis of Unfree Labor
  • Bibliographical Note
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 1988 Bancroft Prize, Columbia University
  • 1988 Charles S. Sydnor Award, Southern Historical Association
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