Reckoning with Slavery: Gender, Kinship, and Capitalism in the Early Black Atlantic.
Morgan examines the transition to racialized slavery in the early modern Atlantic world with new research. She draws on lived experience of enslaved African women in the 16th and 17th centuries to reveal early modern notions of trade, race, and commodification in the Black Atlantic. She explores how these women were central to the binding of reproductive labor with kinship, racial hierarchy, and the economics of slavery. Winner of several awards and described as essential for understanding the formation of the modern world. Duke University Press. 2021. Paper. NEW. $28.00