Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1680

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The cultural and institutional importance of Africans in shaping the New World is stressed in this study's portrayal of their contributions to Afro-American history from a broader perspective than that of slave laborers.
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Overview

The cultural and institutional importance of Africans in shaping the New World is stressed in this study's portrayal of their contributions to Afro-American history from a broader perspective than that of slave laborers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521398640
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1992
  • Series: Studies in Comparative World History
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 349
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
Maps
Source notes for Maps 1-3
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Africans in Africa
1 The birth of an Atlantic world 13
2 The development of commerce between Europeans and Africans 43
3 Slavery and African social structure 72
4 The process of enslavement and the slave trade 98
Pt. II Africans in the New World
5 Africans in colonial Atlantic societies 129
6 Africans and Afro-Americans in the Atlantic world: life and labor 152
7 African cultural groups in the Atlantic world 183
8 Transformations of African culture in the Atlantic world 206
9 African religions and Christianity in the Atlantic world 235
10 Resistance, runaways, and rebels 272
Index 305
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