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the Place of Slavery In Northwest Coast Culture

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/9780520206168.003.0015
the Place of Slavery In Northwest Coast Culture

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This chapter focuses on the cultural relevance of slavery in the Northwest Coast of North America, and evaluates the contributions that slaves made to the economies of their communities. It investigates how slavery flourished in societies based on kinship, given that the ideology of kinship appears to be contradicted by the institution of slavery, and also analyzes how titleholders maintained their dominance of both slaves and commoners.

Keywords: slavery; Northwest Coast; North America; kinship; titleholders; commoners; economic contributions

Chapter.  8582 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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