The goal of Linking the Histories of Slavery is to connect Native American slavery with other forms of American slavery, including African American slavery and modern human trafficking, spanning the period from the precontact era to the present. The essays in this anthology stem from two workshops and a symposium sponsored by the School for Advanced Research and the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University. The editors ably pull together what otherwise might be an eclectic collection of essays through an insightful introduction, as well as introductions to each part of the book. They view slavery as a global phenomenon and define it as “a coerced state of living, a limitation on basic human choices . . . enforced by the threat of violence” (xxii). Slavery is both an economic and a social institution, involving forced...

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