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Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America$
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Leland Donald

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780520206168

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520206168.001.0001

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Class on the Northwest Coast

Class on the Northwest Coast

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(p.272) 13 Class on the Northwest Coast
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Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America
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Leland Donald

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520206168.003.0014

This chapter examines rank and class within the culture areas in the Northwest Coast of North America in the context of an approach of social stratification that considers the presence of both slave and free strata, and discusses ethnographic data supporting a class interpretation. The analysis reveals that the intensity of class divisions appears to have varied during the development of slavery.

Keywords:   rank, class, culture areas, Northwest Coast, North America, social stratification, class interpretation, class divisions

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