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Class on the Northwest Coast

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/9780520206168.003.0014
Class on the Northwest Coast

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This chapter examines rank and class within the culture areas in the Northwest Coast of North America in the context of an approach of social stratification that considers the presence of both slave and free strata, and discusses ethnographic data supporting a class interpretation. The analysis reveals that the intensity of class divisions appears to have varied during the development of slavery.

Keywords: rank; class; culture areas; Northwest Coast; North America; social stratification; class interpretation; class divisions

Chapter.  10537 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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