Korean Nobi and American Black Slavery: An Essay in Comparison

  title={Korean Nobi and American Black Slavery: An Essay in Comparison},
  author={Young-hoon Rhee and Donghyu Yang},
  journal={Millennial Asia},
  pages={39 - 5}
This paper puts Korean nobi in international perspective–first–in comparison to the American black slavery, to capture their characteristics fully. Comparing Choson nobi-system prevalent in the 15th to the 17th centuries and the black slavery in the antebellum southern United States, we found common features such that the two kinds of coerced labor had about one–third share in population; both were legally owner’s chattel as subject to sales and inheritance; most black slaves and a part of the… 
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