Professor Kevin Bales’s Response to Professor Orlando Patterson

Jean Allain

in The Legal Understanding of Slavery

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199660469
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745508 | DOI:
Professor Kevin Bales’s Response to Professor Orlando Patterson

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This chapter presents the response of Professor Kevin Bales to the chapter written by Professor Orlando Patterson (Chapter 17), where the latter discussed the way slavery is defined and classified in both law and in public opinion. It notes that Patterson also critiqued Bales' work, which Bales discusses in this chapter. This chapter also addresses the wider and more relevant issue of Patterson's limited alternative definition of slavery.

Keywords: Kevin Bales; response; Orlando Patterson; slavery; law; public opinion; critique; alternative definition

Chapter.  7342 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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