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THE TREADMILL AND THE CONTRACT: A CLASSCRITS GUIDE TO THE ANTHROPOCENE

@inproceedings{Harris2016THETA,
  title={THE TREADMILL AND THE CONTRACT: A CLASSCRITS GUIDE TO THE ANTHROPOCENE},
  author={Angela Harris},
  year={2016}
}
Time and again, in the film Twelve Years a Slave, we see a close-up of waters splashing and churning into foam. The waters are those of the Mississippi River; the churning is caused by the paddlewheel of a steamboat inexorably driving south. Southward lies slavery, where the protagonist will lose, bit by bit, his family, his legal personhood, his freedom of movement, his privacy, his physical and moral integrity, and his very name. But the loss is not only his. Slavery, the film makes clear, is… 
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