chattel property

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Hal's prodigality and masterful understanding of chattel property, and the malleable relations they promote, enable his new and more successful navigation of political conditions.
In the hands of the powerful, natural law has offered a ready means by which to justify racism, slavery, wars of imperial expansion, and the exploitation of the poor, thus buttressing heretical ideas about race, ethnicity, sex, chattel property, and poverty.
He studies the composition of the slaveholders and how they acquired their chattel property.
Zurcher shows how the association of Florimell with chattel property allows Spenser to represent the appeal to Neptune for her release from Proteus's prison in terms of replevin, a common-law process for adjudicating the claim of a lord (here, Proteus) over goods belonging to a tenant (Marinell) who owes the lord an unfulfilled service.
The black slaveholders bought and sold their chattel property, worked and leased them, treated them well and abused them, emancipated them and fought tooth and nail to keep them enslaved--just like their white counterparts.
The institution of slavery in the nineteenth century is a powerful, multileveled play on consumption and production with its own unique kind of "gothic economy," which Beloved revises through Sethe's efforts to "consume" the "product" of slavery, her own children, that law and custom mandate as chattel property.