Urvashi Chakravarty

Although early modern England claimed to have "too pure an Air for Slaves to breathe in," slavery was a quintessentially English phenomenon, writes Urvashi Chakravarty. She argues that England laid the conceptual groundwork for racialized slavery as it interrogated the classical inheritances and contemporary contexts for bondage.


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Fictions of Consent: Slavery, Servitude, and Free Service in Early Modern England
Urvashi Chakravarty (Thom Fellow, 2014-15)