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Race and Slavery

Timothy Lockley

in The Oxford Handbook of Slavery in the Americas

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199227990
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199227990.013.0016

Series: Oxford Handbooks in History

Race and Slavery

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This article focuses on the concept of ‘race’ and how Americans of various sorts understood it, particularly in relation to slavery. The discussion covers early constructions of race, the introduction of slavery to the Americas, the ‘mixed-race’ problem, the problem of poor whites, and race and Native Americans.

Keywords: slaves; mixed-race problem; poor whites; Native Americans

Article.  10348 words. 

Subjects: History ; Social and Cultural History ; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery

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