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Author Kiser, William S., 1986- author.

Title Borderlands of slavery : the struggle over captivity and peonage in the American Southwest / William S. Kiser.

Publication Info. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2017]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  306.3620978 K641b 2017    ---  Available
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Description 266 pages : portraits, maps ; 24 cm.
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Series America in the nineteenth century
America in the nineteenth century.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary It's often taken as a simple truth that the Civil War and the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution ended slavery in the United States. In the Southwest, however, two similarly coercive labor systems, debt peonage-in which a debtor negotiated a relationship of servitude, often lifelong, to a creditor-and Indian captivity, not only outlived the Civil War but prompted a new struggle to define freedom and bondage in the United States. In Borderlands of Slavery, William S. Kiser presents one of the first comprehensive histories of debt peonage and Indian captivity in the territory of New Mexico after the Civil War. It begins in the early 1700s with the development of Indian slavery through slave raiding and fictive kinship. By the early 1800s, debt peonage had emerged as a secondary form of coerced servitude in the Southwest, augmenting Indian slavery to meet increasing demand for labor. While indigenous captivity has received considerable scholarly attention, the widespread practice of debt peonage has been largely ignored. Kiser makes the case that these two intertwined systems were of not just regional but also national importance and must be understood within the context of antebellum slavery, the Civil War, emancipation, and Reconstruction. Kiser argues that the struggle over Indian captivity and debt peonage in the Southwest helped both to broaden the public understanding of coerced servitude in post-Civil War America and to expand political and judicial philosophy regarding free labor in the reunified republic.
Contents Debating Southwestern slavery in the Halls of Congress -- Indian slavery meets American sovereignty -- The peculiar institution of deby peonage -- Reconstruction and the unraveling of alternative slaveries.
Subject Reconstruction (United States : 1865-1877) (OCoLC)fst01754987
Peonage -- New Mexico -- History -- 19th century.
Indian captivities -- New Mexico -- History -- 19th century.
Indian slaves -- New Mexico -- History -- 19th century.
Forced labor -- New Mexico -- History -- 19th century.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- New Mexico.
New Mexico -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Forced labor. (OCoLC)fst00931594
Indian captivities. (OCoLC)fst00969063
Indian slaves. (OCoLC)fst00969212
Peonage. (OCoLC)fst01057233
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
New Mexico. (OCoLC)fst01204269
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780812249033 hardcover ; alkaline paper
0812249038 hardcover ; alkaline paper

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