A New World of Labor

A New World of Labor connects developments in seventeenth-century Britain with the British experience of slavery on the West African coast and with the initial development of African chattel slavery in Barbados, whose labor system played a foundational role in defining how plantation slavery developed throughout British America.

A New World of Labor
The Development of Plantation Slavery in the British Atlantic

Simon P. Newman

2013 | 336 pages | Cloth $55.00
American History | Latin American/Caribbean Studies
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Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I: SETTINGS
Chapter 1. England
Chapter 2. The Gold Coast
Chapter 3. Barbados

PART II: BRITISH BOUND LABOR
Chapter 4. "White Slaves": British Labor in Early Barbados
Chapter 5. "A Company of White Negroes": The Lives and Labor of British Workers on the Gold Coast

PART III: AFRICAN BOUND LABOR
Chapter 6. "A Spirit of Liberty": Slave Labor in Gold Coast Castles and Forts
Chapter 7. "We Have No Power over Them": People and Work on the Gold Coast

PART IV: PLANTATION SLAVERY
Chapter 8. "The Harsh Tyranny of Our Masters": The Development of Racial Slavery and the Integrated Plantations of Barbados
Chapter 9. "Forced to Labour Beyond Their Natural Strength": Labor, Discipline, and Community on Eighteenth-Century Barbadian Plantations

Conclusion

Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments