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Slaves and Masters Described

Leland Donald

in Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 1997 | ISBN: 9780520206168
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520918115 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520206168.003.0005
Slaves and Masters Described

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This chapter describes the slave–master relations in the Northwest Coast. It defines a slave as a person over whom all the powers attaching to the right of ownership are exercised and examines whether war captives were considered slaves. The chapter discusses character and behavior of slaves, describing the slave owners as well as their attitudes toward their slaves, and also highlights the paths out of slavery.

Keywords: slave–master relations; Northwest Coast; slaves; slave owners; war captives

Chapter.  16107 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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