The contributors to this volume explore the remarkable range in the conditions and experiences of captives, from abject drudge to quasi kinswoman and from war captive to sexual concubine. Developing methods for identifying captives in the archaeological record are established in light of the silence that surrounded captive-taking and enslavement in many parts of the world.
Invisible Citizens promises to attract attention from a number of fields concerned with the comparative, historical study of social inequality. It challenges scholars to develop robust, empirically grounded insights into the practices of slavery while attending to the forms and saliencies of its memories. .
Praise and Reviews:
"This book is an important contribution to our understanding of captives and slavery in native societies with special emphasis on how slavery might be recognized in archaeological contexts. Cameron has assembled an excellent collection of papers...Her introductory chapter is an extensive summary of previous work which is essential reading for anyone wanting to investigate the subject in greater depth."—David M. Brugge, The Albuquerque Archaeological Society
—Alf Hornborg, professor of human ecology, Lund University, Sweden