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An Intimate EconomyEnslaved Women, Work, and America's Domestic Slave Trade$
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Alexandra J. Finley

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781469661353

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469661353.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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An Intimate Economy
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Alexandra J. Finley

Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469661353.003.0001

This chapter presents an overview of the book and defines three key concepts: domestic labor, socially reproductive labor, and the sexual economy of slavery. The introduction also provides background information on antebellum slavery in the United States and the antebellum slave trade. Finally, it includes a brief historiography of the place of women's socially reproductive labor in economic thought.

Keywords:   Domestic labor, Socially reproductive labor, Sexual Economy, Antebellum slavery, Slave trade, Slavery

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