Have a gift or promo code? Get started
The Price for Their Pound of Flesh
Price:

$19.54 USD

Get for free with membership
  Add to Wish List

Almost ready!

In order to save audiobooks to your Wish List you must be signed in to your account.

      Log in       Create account

The Price for Their Pound of Flesh

The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation

By Daina Ramey Berry
Narrated by Robin Eller / 8 hours 54 minutes

The Price for Their Pound of Flesh is the first book to explore the economic value of enslaved people through every phase of their lives—including preconception, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, the senior years, and death—in the early American domestic slave trade. Covering the full "life cycle," historian Daina Ramey Berry shows the lengths to which enslavers would go to maximize profits and protect their investments. Illuminating "ghost values" or the prices placed on dead enslaved people, Berry explores the little-known domestic cadaver trade and traces the illicit sales of dead bodies to medical schools. Writing with sensitivity and depth, Berry resurrects the voices of the enslaved and provides a rare window into enslaved peoples' experiences and thoughts, revealing how enslaved people recalled and responded to being appraised, bartered, and sold throughout the course of their lives.

Gift

Gift audiobook memberships

You pick the duration—1, 3, 6, or 12 months—they pick the audiobooks. Buying gifts from AALBC has never been so easy.

Start gifting
 

Author
Narrator Robin Eller
ISBN 9781541475885
Length 8 hours 54 minutes
Language English
Publisher Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #17,204 Overall
Genre rank #5,605 in Nonfiction
AALBC

AALBC is proud to partner with Libro.fm to give you a great audiobook experience.