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

Overview

Essays on 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, and the slave trade's legacy, as well as biographies of important figures, primary documents, and an annotated bibliography make this the perfect source for student research on this critically important historical topic.

In 1502, the first African slaves were taken to Hispaniola. In 1888, Brazil ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (12) from $9.83   
  • New (6) from $47.09   
  • Used (6) from $9.83   
Sending request ...

Overview

Essays on 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, and the slave trade's legacy, as well as biographies of important figures, primary documents, and an annotated bibliography make this the perfect source for student research on this critically important historical topic.

In 1502, the first African slaves were taken to Hispaniola. In 1888, Brazil became the last western-hemisphere country to outlaw slavery. Yet for the nearly 400 years in between, slavery played a major role in linking the histories of Africa, North and South America, and Europe. The Atlantic Slave Trade begins with an overview of African slavery in the new world, then delves deeply into the phenomenon itself with essays on five separate issues:

• The capture of slaves and the Middle Passage

• Identities of the enslaved and their lives after capture

• The economics of the slave trade

• The struggle to end slavery

• The slave trade's legacy

Following this extensive analytical section are biographies of important persons—both black and white—in the history of the slave trade. Thirteen primary documents show students the actual words of the participants. An annotated bibliography and a timeline complete the book, making it the perfect source for student research on this heartrending and critically important historical topic.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-Postma draws on primary sources and current historical scholarship to offer secondary readers and researchers a comprehensive and well-written history. He covers the entire Atlantic slave trade era, from the 1400s to the final abolition of chattel slavery in the New World in 1888. The focus is on Africa and the entire New World. While he describes the many horrors of the Middle Passage, he also examines how the slave trade contributed to the development of the modern international economy. The last chapters discuss the efforts to abolish the slave trade and its legacy. Throughout, Postma documents the sources that support his discussion and conclusions. Chapter notes are supplemented by an extensive annotated bibliography that includes books, articles, films, and electronic resources. The volume concludes with biographical sketches of important people and excerpts from primary documents written by enslaved Africans and white officials. The black-and-white reproductions of period illustrations add little to the text. This title is more comprehensive than R. G. Grant's The African-American Slave Trade (Barron's, 2003) and deserves a place in all collections.-Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author

Johannes Postma is emeritus professor of history at Minnesota State University, author of The Dutch in the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1600-1815, and co-editor of Riches from Atlantic Commerce: Dutch Transatlantic Trade and Shipping, 1585-1817.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Illustrations vii
Series Foreword ix
Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xv
Chronology of Events xvii
Chapter 1 Forced Migration from Africa: An Overview 1
Chapter 2 Dreadful Journeys to a New World 19
Chapter 3 The Statistics: Origins, Destinations, and Mortality 33
Chapter 4 Trade in People: Profits, Losses, and Consequences 51
Chapter 5 The Struggle to End the Atlantic Slave Trade 63
Chapter 6 The Legacy of the Atlantic Slave Trade 77
Biographical Sketches: Significant Persons in the Atlantic Slave Trade 87
Primary Documents of the Atlantic Slave Trade 105
Glossary of Terms 153
Select and Annotated Bibliography 155
Index 167
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)