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Slaves of the Mastery

Author : William Nicholson
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The second book in William Nicholson’s award-winning epic fantasy series, Wind on Fire. ‘Gloriously cinematic and completely enthralling’ – Independent Five years have passed. The city of Aramanth has become kinder – weaker. When ruthless soldiers of the Mastery strike, the city is burned, and the Manth people taken into slavery. Kestrel is left, separated from her brother Bowman, and vowing revenge . . . Fantasy books for children don’t get more spectacular than Slaves of the Mastery. Since first publication, William Nicholson’s Wind on Fire trilogy has been translated into over 25 languages and won prizes including the Blue Peter Book Award and Smarties Prize Gold Award. One of the greatest writers of our time, William Nicholson has not only sold millions of children’s books worldwide, he also written for the screen and the stage, including the Oscar-winning film Gladiator and the BAFTA-winning play Shadowlands.

Wind on Fire Trilogy Book Two The Slaves of the Mastery mass market

Author : William Nicholson
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The people of Aramanth are finally free of the Morah, the evil power that controlled them for generations. But a ruthless attack by soldiers from a distant land destroys the city, and its people are driven off as slaves. During the invasion, Kestrel and Bowman are separated for the first time in their lives. Bowman becomes a slave of the Mastery. Kestrel escapes, then sets off to avenge the enslavement of her family. As the twins embark on their parallel adventures, their mother's prophetic dreams reveal their true identity and their dangerous fate. Bowman's mind power and Kestrel's fierce spirit are soon joined once again to fight for the freedom of their people.

Divided Mastery

Author : Jonathan D. MARTIN
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Divided Mastery explores a curiously neglected aspect of the history of American slavery: the rental of slaves. Though few slaves escaped being rented out at some point in their lives, this is the first book to describe the practice, and its effects on both slaves and the peculiar institution. Martin reveals how the unique triangularity of slave hiring created slaves with two masters, thus transforming the customary polarity of master-slave relationships. Drawing upon slaveholders' letters, slave narratives, interviews with former slaves, legislative petitions, and court records, Divided Mastery ultimately reveals that slave hiring's significance was paradoxical. The practice bolstered the system of slavery by facilitating its spread into the western territories, by democratizing access to slave labor, and by promoting both production and speculation with slave capital. But at the same time, slaves used hiring to their advantage, finding in it crucial opportunities to shape their work and family lives, to bring owners and hirers into conflict with each other, and to destabilize the system of bondage. Martin illuminates the importance of the capitalist market as a tool for analyzing slavery and its extended relationships. Through its fresh and complex perspective, Divided Mastery demonstrates that slave hiring is critical to understanding the fundamental nature of American slavery, and its social, political, and economic place in the Old South. Table of Contents: Introduction: Slaves with Two Masters 1 Slave Hiring in the Evolution of Slavery 2 A Blessing and a Curse 3 Risks and Returns 4 Compromised Mastery 5 Resistance and Abuse 6 Working Alone Epilogue Abbreviations Notes Acknowledgments Index "This finely crafted, thought-provoking study of slave hiring in the antebellum South fills a major gap in the historical literature. Divided Mastery will be of great interest to students of American slavery." --Peter Kolchin, author of American Slavery, 1619-1877 "Divided Mastery greatly extends and systematizes our knowledge of slave hiring as a practice making slavery a more economically flexible institution. Martin also writes insightfully about the emotional and psychological complexities attending the interaction of slaves, owners, and hirers. This will be the standard reference for historians interested in slave hiring, and Martin's vigorous prose style should attract a wider readership as well for this fine new book." --T. Stephen Whitman, author of Challenging Slavery in the Chesapeake, 1775-1865 "Martin has done more than fill an important niche in understanding slavery in the American South; his work adds an appreciation of the complexity of slavery by unraveling--in fine detail--precisely how the system of slave hiring worked. It reveals how the rental of slaves at once expanded and constrained the latitude of both master and slave, at times allowing slaveholders to gain greater flexibility and profit in the employment of their human property and permitting slaves to secure greater independence and control over their own lives. Divided Mastery is a significant addition to the literature on slavery in the US." --Ira Berlin, author of Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves

Gender Mastery and Slavery

Author : William Henry Foster
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Gender, family and sexual relations defined human slavery from its classical origins in Europe to the rise and fall of race-based slavery in the Americas. Gender, Mastery and Slavery is one of the first books to explore the importance of men and women to slaveholding across these eras. Foster argues that at the heart of the successive European institutions of slavery at home and in the New World was the volatile question of women's ability to exert mastery. Facing the challenge to play the 'good mother' in public and private, free women from Rome to Muslim North Africa, to the indigenous tribes of North America, to the antebellum plantations of the southern United States found themselves having to economically manage slaves, servants and captives. At the same time, they had to protect their reputations from various forms of attack and themselves from vilification on a number of fronts. With the recurrent cultural wars over the maternal role within slavery touching the worlds of politics, warfare, religion, and colonial and imperial rivalries, this lively comparative survey is essential reading for anyone studying, or simply interested in, this key topic in global and gender history.

Enemies and Familiars

Author : Debra Blumenthal
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A prominent Mediterranean port located near Islamic territories, the city of Valencia in the late fifteenth century boasted a slave population of pronounced religious and ethnic diversity: captive Moors and penally enslaved Mudejars, Greeks, Tartars, Russians, Circassians, and a growing population of black Africans. By the end of the fifteenth century, black Africans comprised as much as 40 percent of the slave population of Valencia. Whereas previous historians of medieval slavery have focused their efforts on defining the legal status of slaves, documenting the vagaries of the Mediterranean slave trade, or examining slavery within the context of Muslim-Christian relations, Debra Blumenthal explores the social and human dimensions of slavery in this religiously and ethnically pluralistic society. Enemies and Familiars traces the varied experiences of Muslim, Eastern, and black African slaves from capture to freedom. After describing how men, women, and children were enslaved and brought to the Valencian marketplace, this book examines the substance of slaves' daily lives: how they were sold and who bought them; the positions ascribed to them within the household hierarchy; the sorts of labor they performed; and the ways in which some reclaimed their freedom. Scrutinizing a wide array of archival sources (including wills, contracts, as well as hundreds of civil and criminal court cases), Blumenthal investigates what it meant to be a slave and what it meant to be a master at a critical moment of transition. Arguing that the dynamics of the master-slave relationship both reflected and determined contemporary opinions regarding religious, ethnic, and gender differences, Blumenthal's close study of the day-to-day interactions between masters and their slaves not only reveals that slavery played a central role in identity formation in late medieval Iberia but also offers clues to the development of racialized slavery in the early modern Atlantic world. --Ariela J. Gross, John B. and Alice R. Sharp Professor of Law and History and Co-Director, Center for Law, History and Culture, Gould School of Law, University of Southern California "American Historical Review"

Mastery Tyranny and Desire

Author : Trevor Burnard
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Eighteenth-century Jamaica, Britain's largest and most valuable slave-owning colony, relied on a brutal system of slave management to maintain its tenuous social order. Trevor Burnard provides unparalleled insight into Jamaica's vibrant but harsh African and European cultures with a comprehensive examination of the extraordinary diary of plantation owner Thomas Thistlewood. Thistlewood's diary, kept over the course of forty years, describes in graphic detail how white rule over slaves was predicated on the infliction of terror on the bodies and minds of slaves. Thistlewood treated his slaves cruelly even while he relied on them for his livelihood. Along with careful notes on sugar production, Thistlewood maintained detailed records of a sexual life that fully expressed the society's rampant sexual exploitation of slaves. In Burnard's hands, Thistlewood's diary reveals a great deal not only about the man and his slaves but also about the structure and enforcement of power, changing understandings of human rights and freedom, and connections among social class, race, and gender, as well as sex and sexuality, in the plantation system.

Double Character

Author : Ariela J. Gross
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This groundbreaking study of the law and culture of slavery in the antebellum Deep South takes readers into local courtrooms where people settled their civil disputes over property. Buyers sued sellers for breach of warranty when they considered slaves to be physically or morally defective; owners sued supervisors who whipped or neglected slaves under their care. How, asks Ariela J. Gross, did communities reconcile the dilemmas such trials raised concerning the character of slaves and masters? Although slaves could not testify in court, their character was unavoidably at issue--and so their moral agency intruded into the courtroom. In addition, says Gross, "wherever the argument that black character depended on management by a white man appeared, that white man's good character depended on the demonstration that bad black character had other sources." This led, for example, to physicians testifying that pathologies, not any shortcomings of their master, drove slaves to became runaways. Gross teases out other threads of complexity woven into these trials: the ways that legal disputes were also affairs of honor between white men; how witnesses and litigants based their views of slaves' character on narratives available in the culture at large; and how law reflected and shaped racial ideology. Combining methods of cultural anthropology, quantitative social history, and critical race theory, Double Character brings to life the law as a dramatic ritual in people's daily lives, and advances critical historical debates about law, honor, and commerce in the American South.

Money over Mastery Family over Freedom

Author : Calvin Schermerhorn
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Slaves focused their energy and attention, however, not on making money, as slaveholders increasingly did, but on keeping their kin out of the human coffles of the slave trade.

Master slave Mastery Advanced

Author : Robert Rubel
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This is an advanced Master/slave book. This is a "content-heavy" book written for readers with very strong core values who have 5+ years of collective relationship experience in either M/s or committed D/s dynamics. It is intended for people who know a lot about a lot and are open to thinking about what they know in a different way. Fundamentally, readers must understand the differences between D/s and M/s in order to comfortably absorb the content. Unlike the fictional world of Masters and slaves, this book discusses the very real challenges and opportunities available to long-term M/s couples. It explains how strong leaders can combine with strong supportive followers to create a magical relationship. The authors draw upon their own extensive personal experience, as well as the experiences and views of literally hundreds of others who identify as M/s as shared during conference presentations and one-on-one discussions. [Robert J. Rubel, PhD (lead author) and M. Jen Fairfield]

Mastery and Slavery in Victorian Writing

Author : J. Taylor
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Taking Hegel's famous " Master-Slave Dialectic " as its starting point, this wide-ranging book examines portrayals of masters, slaves and servants in works by Carlyle, Dickens, Eliot, Collins and others. The questions raised about modern mastery and slavery are pursued in relation to intriguing nineteenth-century figures as the American slave-holder, the musician, the demagogue and the Jew.

Master slave Mastery Protocols

Author : Robert Rubel
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While this book ensures a basic understanding of the fundamental purpose of protocols, its focus is on how to design personalized protocols. It provides countless tips and techniques for Masters to clarify how they, themselves, want to be served. Developing protocols requires close examination of the relationship desired, reveals the kinds of service Master really wants from slave and the kinds of service slave can actually deliver, and results in a refinement of the Master's relationship management style. In that light, the book is a guided exercise in clarifying the intent of your relationship. In addition, the book is a map for creating a written protocol manual documenting rules of service. It incorporates, by way of example, much of the protocol manual from the authors' own M/s relationship, illustrating the translation of one Master's wishes into elegant service by the slave. [M. Jen Fairfield (lead author) and Robert J. Rubel, PhD]

The Mastery Series Latin

Author : Thomas Prendergast
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The Master The Slave The Power

Author : L. T. Morrison
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Volume I - "The Master" "The Slave" "The Power"The critical theory and philosophies that underpin a consensual master-slave relationship intended to endure. It looks at mastery, slavery and exactly what power is all about in the TPE niche.Volume II “Mastery Refined: The Skills – The Issues”Mastery requires more than an understanding of power philosophies, but also knowledge of the skills to identify and address issues incumbent with TPE relationships. Learning them adds enormously to the credibility of aspiring Masters, thus enriching trust, a critical element in sustainable submission. Masters are experts, and these tools are large steps to acquiring that expertise.Volume III “Sustaining Structure – Training” Where words become things; ideas become action; and happiness is achieved in the reality of day-to-day life. No theory, philosophy, knowledge of skills, or issues is worth a pinched nipple if it cannot translate into sustainable structure. Theory and talk is over, here is how to apply a Master's values and skills into a consensual relationship with a slave, 24/7, same roof, intended to endure. A fascinating look into the BDSM culture like never before, The Devil In The Details Trilogy is a whole new perspective on the sustainability of a consensual power exchange relationship in the 21st century. Tracing his thirty-year journey through the lifestyle, the author clarifies and demystifies mastery like never before, in ways aspiring dominants can learn. It truly is a Masters mentoring series like no other. Even slaves will insist Masters read it.Extraordinarily informative, the author analyses the BDSM continuum, it's joys and pitfalls, providing the theory and tools to live a power exchange relationship, happily over time. His understanding of the slave mind, the fundamentals of relationships, and mostly his knowledge of power and its application, is a must read for both slaves and masters alike. Everyone will learn from this.Hysterically funny, wildly erotic and as entertaining a read as there is. The anecdotal mindfucks he shares are sometimes breathtaking, deeply poignant, often hilarious and always providing a unique view into the world of sustainable, healthy BDSM. But it is the explanation of what happens inside a master slave relationship and the detailed look at the issues, why they occur, what they mean and most importantly how to address them that elevates these books in the genre.Written magically, without an air of condescension, with expertise and authority, yet he makes no claims to a definitive path on anything more than his own life. A must read for anyone considering a relationship of Master-slavery. This is a resource long needed in the BDSM community.

Bathed in Blood

Author : Nicolas W. Proctor
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Regardless of color or class, men in the Old South hunted; the meat, hides, and furs they brought home reinforced the hunters' claims to patriarchal authority as providers for their households. During the antebellum era, many white men also began using the hunt as a venue for the display of increasingly complex ideas about gender, race, class, and community. Proctor (history, Simpson College) explores the social drama of the hunt as it was conducted between 1800 and 1860, through accounts in books, letters, journals, and periodicals. He looks at the historical developments that shaped hunting as well as interactions between men and women and between owners and slaves. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

Author : Philip Alexander Bruce
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The North Carolina Historical Review

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Journal of Women s History

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Mastery Refined

Author : L. T. Morrison
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The critical real life issues facing all Master-slave couples. Developing skills and a framework to solve the issues within the M/s dynamic, is the Art of Mastery. Volume II carries on where Volume I left off. Analyzing Conflict Resolution, to the Laugh Rule, the Twenty-Four Hour Rule, sustaining M/s structure with kids, and the role of Punishment, to the Bloopers of Mastery, Volume II has it all. Entertaining and funny, yet providing the detailed management tools needed to sustain a Master-slave relationship for a lifetime. All the issues Masters face are addressed with workable solutions. Tracing his thirty-year journey through the lifestyle, the author clarifies and demystifies mastery like never before in ways aspiring dominants can learn. It truly is a Masters mentoring series like no other. Even slaves will insist Masters read it. Extraordinarily informative, with in depth analysis of the BDSM continuum, it's joys and pitfalls, providing the theory and tools to live a power exchange relationship, happily over time. His understanding of the slave mind, the fundamentals of relationships and mostly his knowledge of power and its application is a must read for both slaves and masters alike. Everyone will learn from this. Hysterically funny, wildly erotic and as entertaining a read as there is. The anecdotal "mindfucks" he shares are sometimes breathtaking, deeply poignant, often hilarious and always providing a unique view into the world of sustainable and healthy BDSM. But it is the explanation of what happens inside a master slave relationship and the detailed look at the issues, why they occur, what they mean and most importantly how to address them that elevates these books in the genre. Written magically, without an air of condescension, with expertise and authority, yet he makes no claims to a definitive path on anything more than his own life. A must read for anyone considering a relationship of Master-slavery. This is a resource long needed in the BDSM community.

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Engineering Security

Author : Mark A. Smith
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"The Third System remained the defense paradigm in the United States from 1816 to 1861, when the onset of the Civil War changed that paradigm. In addition to providing the country with military security, the system also provided the context for the ongoing debates in Congress over national defense through the annual congressional debates on military funding."--BOOK JACKET.