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The Atlantic Slave Trade (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events, 1500-1900) / Edition 1
     

The Atlantic Slave Trade (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events, 1500-1900) / Edition 1

by Johannes Postma
 

ISBN-10: 0813029066

ISBN-13: 9780813029061

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: University Press of Florida

"In the last few decades, there has been an explosion of interest in and research on the Atlantic slave trade. Despite such trends, however, the field has been lacking a solid textbook that should provide students early in their academic careers with an introduction to the topic. . . . Postma fills this void, bringing us a concise survey of the Atlantic slave

Overview

"In the last few decades, there has been an explosion of interest in and research on the Atlantic slave trade. Despite such trends, however, the field has been lacking a solid textbook that should provide students early in their academic careers with an introduction to the topic. . . . Postma fills this void, bringing us a concise survey of the Atlantic slave trade . . . a clearly written broad survey that does not attempt to oversimplify or dumb-down the material."--EH-NET

In 1502, the first African slaves were taken to Hispaniola. In 1888, Brazil became the last nation in the Western Hemisphere to outlaw slavery. For the nearly 400 years in between, slavery played a major role in linking the histories of Africa, North and South America, and Europe. Beginning with an overview of African slavery in the New World, Postma provides a detailed examination of five separate aspects of the phenomenon:

The capture of slaves and the Middle Passage

The identities of the enslaved and their lives after capture

The economics of the slave trade

The struggle to end slavery

The legacy of the slave trade.

Following these extensive analytical essays are biographies of important individuals—both black and white—in the history of the slave trade. Thirteen primary documents written by enslaved Africans and white officials, an annotated bibliography, and a timeline complete the book, making it a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813029061
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Series:
Greenwood Guides to Historic Events 1500-1900 Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Illustrationsvii
Series Forewordix
Prefacexiii
Acknowledgmentsxv
Chronology of Eventsxvii
Chapter 1Forced Migration from Africa: An Overview1
Chapter 2Dreadful Journeys to a New World19
Chapter 3The Statistics: Origins, Destinations, and Mortality33
Chapter 4Trade in People: Profits, Losses, and Consequences51
Chapter 5The Struggle to End the Atlantic Slave Trade63
Chapter 6The Legacy of the Atlantic Slave Trade77
Biographical Sketches: Significant Persons in the Atlantic Slave Trade87
Primary Documents of the Atlantic Slave Trade105
Glossary of Terms153
Select and Annotated Bibliography155
Index167

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