The Atlantic Slave Trade: Effects on Economies, Societies and Peoples in Africa, the Americas, and Europe / Edition 1

The Atlantic Slave Trade: Effects on Economies, Societies and Peoples in Africa, the Americas, and Europe / Edition 1

by Joseph E. Inikori
     
 


Debates over the economic, social, and political meaning of slavery and the slave trade have persisted for over two hundred years. The Atlantic Slave Trade brings clarity and critical insight to the subject. In fourteen essays, leading scholars consider the nature and impact of the transatlantic slave trade and assess its meaning for the people transportedSee more details below

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Debates over the economic, social, and political meaning of slavery and the slave trade have persisted for over two hundred years. The Atlantic Slave Trade brings clarity and critical insight to the subject. In fourteen essays, leading scholars consider the nature and impact of the transatlantic slave trade and assess its meaning for the people transported and for those who owned them.
Among the questions these essays address are: the social cost to Africa of this forced migration; the role of slavery in the economic development of Europe and the United States; the short-term and long-term effects of the slave trade on black mortality, health, and life in the New World; and the racial and cultural consequences of the abolition of slavery. Some of these essays originally appeared in recent issues of Social Science History; the editors have added new material, along with an introduction placing each essay in the context of current debates.
Based on extensive archival research and detailed historical examination, this collection constitutes an important contribution to the study of an issue of enduring significance. It is sure to become a standard reference on the Atlantic slave trade for years to come.

Contributors. Ralph A. Austen, Ronald Bailey, William Darity, Jr., Seymour Drescher, Stanley L. Engerman, David Barry Gaspar, Clarence Grim, Brian Higgins, Jan S. Hogendorn, Joseph E. Inikori, Kenneth Kiple, Martin A. Klein, Paul E. Lovejoy, Patrick Manning, Joseph C. Miller, Johannes Postma, Woodruff Smith, Thomas Wilson

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822312437
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
05/28/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.54(h) x 1.02(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction: Gainers and Losers in the Atlantic Slave Trade1
Pt. IThe Social Cost in Africa of Forced Migration
2The Impact of the Atlantic Slave Trade on the Societies of the Western Sudan25
3Keeping Slaves in Place: The Secret Debate on the Slavery Question in Northern Nigeria, 1900-190449
4The Numbers, Origins, and Destinations of Slaves in the Eighteenth-Century Angolan Slave Trade77
5The Slave Trade: The Formal Demography of a Global System117
Pt. IIAtlantic Slavery and the Early Rise of the Western World
6Slavery and the Revolution in Cotton Textile Production in England145
7Private Tooth Decay as Public Economic Virtue: The Slave-Sugar Triangle, Consumerism, and European Industrialization183
8The Slave(ry) Trade and the Development of Capitalism in the United States: The Textile Industry in New England205
9British Industry and the West Indies Plantations247
Pt. IIIAtlantic Slavery, the World of the Slaves, and Their Enduring Legacies
10The Dispersal of African Slaves in the West by Dutch Slave Traders, 1630-1803283
11Slave Importation, Runaways, and Compensation in Antigua, 1720-1729301
12Mortality Caused by Dehydration during the Middle Passage321
13The Possible Relationship between the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Hypertension in Blacks Today339
14The Ending of the Slave Trade and the Evolution of European Scientific Racism361
Index397
Contributors411

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