Questions on the Domestic Slave Trade Question 1 Taking into account the findings and arguments presented in class on the domestic slave trade, paternalism and social relations under slavery are clearly socially constructed means of coping with what is necessarily a divisive and untenable set of values and actions. This essay serves to examine the context of paternalism and social constructions of reality which led to commodification and violence in the domestic slave trade in the southern United States. As Tadman (2007) notes, the domestic slave trade was only marginally important to the business of operating a slave-powered industry, and yet at the same time it must have created an internal and personal conflict within the actors who...The end:
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