Film, Video The Value of the Enslaved from Womb to Grave
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- The Value of the Enslaved from Womb to Grave
- Daina Ramey Berry gives a lecture entitled "The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved from Womb to Grave." From the moment of birth and before, those invested in buying and selling human beings put a price tag on enslaved people. This fiscal marker served as a projection of future worth as well as a monetary value of a market price. Regardless of what the figure meant, enslaved people created their own system of valuation that neither the auctioneer nor enslaver could control. Exploring enslaved people's inner spirits expressed in plantation records, newspapers, testimonies, and letters brings us to an entirely different system of values developed and determined by the enslaved for the survival of their souls.
- Library of Congress
- John W. Kluge Center (Library of Congress), sponsoring body
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- Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2017-06-22.
- - Biography, History
- - Government, World Affairs
- - slavery, economics, history
- - Classification: General Works.
- - Classification: History: America.
- - Classification: Political Science.
- - Classification: Social Sciences.
- - Daina Ramey Berry.
- - Recorded on 2017-06-22.
- - Researchers.
- - Teachers.
- 1 online resource
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- online text
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body John W. Kluge Center. The Value of the Enslaved from Womb to Grave. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -06-22, 2017. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021690560/.
APA citation style:
Library Of Congress & John W. Kluge Center, S. B. (2017) The Value of the Enslaved from Womb to Grave. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -06-22. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021690560/.
MLA citation style:
Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body John W. Kluge Center. The Value of the Enslaved from Womb to Grave. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -06-22, 2017. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021690560/>.