Orlando Patterson (1982)
Slavery and Social Death: A Comparative Study
Harvard University Press Cambridge/MA & London. (ISBN: 0-674-81083-X).
“In a work of prodigious scholarship and enormous breadth, which draws on the tribal, ancient, premodern, and modern worlds, Orlando Patterson analyzes the internal dynamics of slavery in sixty-six societies over tiem. These include Greece and Rome, medieval Europe, China, Korea, the Islamic kingdoms, Africa, the Carribean islands, and the American South.”