197 Brett Rushforth, Native American Slavery in New France


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When we think about early American slavery, our minds evoke images of plantations where enslaved men and women were forced to labor in agricultural fields and inside the homes of wealthy Americans.

These images depict the practice of chattel slavery; a practice where early Americans treated slaves as property that they could buy, sell, trade, and use as they would real estate and draught animals.

But, did you know that some early Americans practiced a different type of slavery?

We investigate the practice of Native American or indigenous slavery, a little-known aspect of early American history, with Brett Rushforth, author of Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France.

This episode originally published as Episode 064.

Show Notes: https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/197

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