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Changes in Slavery, 1780–1880

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/9780520206168.003.0012
Changes in Slavery, 1780–1880

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This chapter considers the changes in slavery in the Northwest Coast between 1780 and 1880, providing a brief account of contact history on the Northwest Coast and describing later events that directly affected slavery. It highlights the decline in several areas of slavery, including slave labor and the ritual killing of slaves; twentieth-century attitudes toward former slaves; and marriages between slaves and free persons.

Keywords: slavery; Northwest Coast; contact history; slave labor; ritual killing; marriages; free persons

Chapter.  17413 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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