Child Slavery before and after Emancipation: An Argument for Child-Centered Slavery Studies (Slaveries since Emancipation)

Child Slavery before and after Emancipation: An Argument for Child-Centered Slavery Studies (Slaveries since Emancipation)

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Cambridge University Press, 2/21/2017
EAN 9781107566705, ISBN10: 1107566703

Paperback, 320 pages, 23.2 x 15.5 x 1.9 cm
Language: English
Originally published in English

If we are to fully understand how slavery survived legal abolition, we must grapple with the work that abolition has left undone, and dismantle the structures that abolition has left in place. Child Slavery before and after Emancipation seeks to enable a vital conversation between historical and modern slavery studies - two fields that have traditionally run along parallel tracks rather than in relation to one another. In this collection, Anna Mae Duane and her interdisciplinary group of contributors seek to build historical and contemporary bridges between race-based chattel slavery and other forms of forced child labor, offering a series of case studies that illuminate the varied roles of enslaved children. Duane provides a provocative, historically grounded set of inquiries that suggest how attending to child slaves can help to better define both slavery and freedom.

when is a child a slave? Anna Mae Duane
Part I
Introduction. The child as gift
the logic of the peculium in perpetuating logics of enslavement Anna Mae Duane
1. 'Remember, dear, when the Yankees came through here I was only ten years old'
valuing the enslaved child of the WPA slave narratives Karen Sánchez-Eppler
2. The slave child as 'gift'
involutions of proprietary and familial relations in the slaveholding household before emancipation Sarah Winter
Part II
Introduction. The public's claim to the private child
slaveries defined by a child's value Anna Mae Duane
3. The white slave
American girlhood, race, and memory at the turn of the century Micki McElya
4. Child's play
schools not jails Erica Meiners
5. Born free in the master's house
children and gradual emancipation in the early American North Sarah L. H. Gronningsater
Part III
Introduction. The child as a pivot point between consent and complicity Anna Mae Duane
6. Protecting the young and the innocent
age and consent in the enforcement of the White Slave Traffic Act Jessica R. Pliley
7. Slavery and the recruitment of child soldiers David M. Rosen
8. Notions of African childhood in abolitionist discourses
colonial and post-colonial humanitarianism in the fight against child slavery Audra A. Diptee
Part IV
Introduction. Children's voices, children's freedom Anna Mae Duane
9. 'If I got a chance to talk to the world'
voice, agency, and claiming rights in narratives of contemporary child slavery Anna Mae Duane
10. Child domestic labor
'when I play with the master's children, I must always let them win' Jonathan Blagbrough and Gary Craig
11. The global human rights of modern child slaves John Wall.