From Bondage To Contract

Author: Amy Dru Stanley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521635264
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This 1999 book explores how a generation of American thinkers and reformers - abolitionists, former slaves, feminists, labor advocates, jurists, moralists, and social scientists - drew on contract to condemn the evils of chattel slavery as ...

North Carolinians In The Era Of The Civil War And Reconstruction

Author: Paul D. Escott
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807837261
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31. Petition of Jethro Morgan, January 14, 1868; Petition of Ann Underdue, circa
February 1, 1868; and Petition of Harmon Merritt, February 26, 1868; all in “
Ordinances, etc.,” box 295, NCSA. 32. For Cowles's and Bryan's dissent, see
March 13, 1868, Journal of the Constitutional Convention . . . 1868, 446. See
Article 2, Section 12, Constitution of the State of North Carolina, . . . 1868, 11. 33.
Stanley, From Bondage to Contract, 184–86. 34. See Article 10, “Homesteads
and Exemptions,” ...

From Slavery To The Cooperative Commonwealth

Author: Alex Gourevitch
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107033179
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If the wage-laborer was legally “sui iuris,” or under his own power, then that was
enough to know he was independent. Legal status described economic condition
. The abolition of slavery and the universal guarantee of freedom of contract
eliminated chattel slavery and secured legal protection against becoming subject
to any particular employer's will. Nobody could be forced to work for anyone else;
each chose his employer voluntarily. Quoted in Stanley, From Bondage to
Contract, ...

Freedom S Frontier

Author: Stacey L. Smith
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469607697
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In the past three decades, scholars of western North America have problematized
free labor in the region. In a pathbreaking 1985 essay, “From Bondage to
Contract,” Howard Lamar challenged Frederick Jackson Turner's assertion that in
the West “free land meant free people and a democratic society.” Instead, slavery,
debt bondage, contract labor, and indentured servitude were critical to the
development of western colonial economies. The American West was, in fact, “
more properly ...

Working Knowledge

Author: Catherine L. Fisk
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807899069
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The central argument of the book is that corporate ownership of workplace
knowledge came into existence as employment shifted from being a relationship
where legal obligations were determined primarily by status (as family
relationships are today) to being one where legal obligations are determined
primarily by contract (as business relations are today). The rise of the corporate
form of business organization and the early twentiethcentury dominance of
laissez-faire contract played ...

Doctoring Freedom

Author: Gretchen Long
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807837393
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Mythinking about the centrality of contracts in this era has been influenced
primarily by Amy Stanley; see Stanley, From Bondage to Contract. Stanley posits
that the ability to form contracts was a fundamental part of the nineteenth-century
social and economic shift to a free-wage-labor system and, indeed, that the
notion of contract eventually crossed gender lines, ultimately affecting the
woman's sphere of marriage as profoundly as it did labor agreements between
men. 17. Unsigned ...

Gender And The Southern Body Politic

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Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781617034008
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... 1990); Carole Pateman, The Sexual Contract (Stanford, 1988); Joan Wallach
Scott, Gender and the Politics of History (New York, 1988); and Amy Dm Stanley
From Bondage to Contract: Wage Labor, Marriage, and the Market in the Age of
Slave Emancipation (Cambridge, 1998). 3. Scott, "Gender: A Useful Category of
Historical Analysis," in Gender and the Politics of History. These books include
Kathleen Brown, Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender,
Race, ...

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Feminist As Thinker

Author: Ellen Carol DuBois
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 081472079X
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Exploring her provocative writings on this matter holds more than antiquarian
interest. argues the same in From Bondage to Contract: Wage Labor,. notes 1.
Stanton to Anthony, 1 March 1853, The Elizabeth Cady Stanton–Susan B.
Anthony Reader: Correspondence, Writings, Speeches, ed. Ellen Carol DuBois (
Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1992), 48. Of the letters that remain
between them, this is only the second. 2. “Paper by Elizabeth Cady Stanton for
the Yearly Meeting of ...

Sweatshops At Sea

Author: Leon Fink
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807877808
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Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1995. Stagg, J. C. A. Mr. Madison's War:
Politics, Diplomacy and Warfare in the Early American Republic, 1783–1830.
Boston: Little, Brown, 1983. Stanley, Amy Dru. From Bondage to Contract: Wage
Labor, Marriage, and the Market in the Age of Slave Emancipation. New York:
Cambridge University Press, 1998. Steinfeld, Robert J. Coercion, Contract, and
Free Labor in the Nineteenth Century. New York: Cambridge University Press,
2001. ———.

Having

Author: William Schweiker
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802824844
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Historians trace, for example, the intense political maneuvering by which
personal relations — both labor relations and the marriage "contract" — came to
be interpreted and regulated along the lines of commodity exchange, in a
successful competition with previous and potentially realizable noncommodity
and noncontractual understandings of what was at issue there.1 ... See, for
example, Amy Dru Stanley, From Bondage to Contract (Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 1998).