African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean / Edition 1

African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean / Edition 1

by Herbert S. Klein, Herbert S Klein
     
 

African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean is an original survey of the economic and social history of slavery and of the Afro-American experience in Latin America and the Caribbean. Covering not only Spanish but also Portuguese and French regions and encompassing the latest research on the plantation system as well as on mining and the urban experience, the… See more details below

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African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean is an original survey of the economic and social history of slavery and of the Afro-American experience in Latin America and the Caribbean. Covering not only Spanish but also Portuguese and French regions and encompassing the latest research on the plantation system as well as on mining and the urban experience, the book brings together the recent findings on demography, the slave trade, the construction of the slave community, and Afro-American culture. The book also sheds new light on the processes of accommodation and rebellion and the experience of emancipation. The book concludes with a look at the post-emancipation integration patterns in the different societies, analyzing the relative success of the ex-slaves in obtaining control over land and escaping from the old plantation regimes. This second edition brings together the latest research and newest themes developed in the past two decades on slavery and the Afro-American experience not only in the traditional centers of the Caribbean and Brazil, but also in such previously neglected areas as Mexico and the mainland Spanish American colonies and republics.

About the Author:
Herbert S. Klein is Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, Professor of History, and Hoover Senior Fellow at Stanford University and Gouverneur Morris Emeritus Professor at Columbia University

About the Author:
Ben Vinson III is Director of the Center for Africana Studies and Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195038385
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/01/1988
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition

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1 Origins of the American Slave System 3

2 The Establishment of African Slavery in Latin America in the 16th Century 17

3 Sugar and Slavery in the Caribbean in the 17th and 18th Centuries 49

4 Slavery in Portuguese and Spanish America in the 18th Century 65

5 Slavery and the Plantation Economy in the Caribbean in the 19th Century 85

6 Slavery and the Plantation Economy in Brazil and the Guyanas in the 19th Century 101

7 Life, Death, and the Family in Afro-American Slave Societies 119

8 Creation of a Slave Community and Afro-American Culture 135

9 Slave Resistance and Rebellion 165

10 Freedmen in a Slave Society 193

11 Transition from Slavery to Freedom 227

Bibliographical Notes 247

Tables 273

Index 275

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