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Buying Freedom:
The Ethics and Economics of Slave Redemption
Edited by Kwame Anthony Appiah & Martin Bunzl
With a foreword by Kevin Bales

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Foreword by Kevin Bales vii
Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah and Martin Bunzl 1

PART I: THE ECONOMICS OF REDEMPTION 7
Chapter 1: Some Simple Analytics of Slave Redemption by Dean S. Karlan and Alan B. Krueger 9
Chapter 2: Slave Redemption When It Takes Time to Redeem Slaves by Carol Ann Rogers and Kenneth A. Swinnerton 20
Chapter 3: An Exploration of the Worst Forms of Child Labor: Is Redemption a Viable Option? by Arnab K. Basu and Nancy H. Chau 37
Chapter 4: Slavery, Freedom, and Sen by Stanley Engerman 77
Chapter 5: Freedom, Servitude, and Voluntary Contracts by Jonathan Conning and Michael Kevane 108

PART II: ANTHROPOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS 141
Chapter 6: Slavery and Slave Redemption in the Sudan by Jok Madut Jok 143
Chapter 7: Dilemmas in the Practice of Rachat in French West Africa by E. Ann McDougall 158

PART III: HISTORICAL CONSIDERATIONS 179
Chapter 8: The End of Serfdom in Russia-Lessons for Sudan? by Lisa D. Cook 181
Chapter 9: Conflicting Imperatives: Black and White American Abolitionists Debate Slave Redemption by Margaret M. R. Kellow 200
Chapter 10: Frederick Douglass and the Politics of Slave Redemptions by John Stauffer 213

PART IV: PHILOSOPHICAL CONSIDERATIONS 223
Chapter 11: The Moral Quandary of Slave Redemption by Howard McGary 225
Chapter 12: The Next Best Thing by Martin Bunzl 235
Chapter 13: What's Wrong with Slavery? by Kwame Anthony Appiah 249
Appendix: "They Call Us Animals," Testimonies of Abductees and Slaves in Sudan by Jok Madut Jok 259
List of Contributors 269
Index 271

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