Black Ivory: Slavery in the British Empire / Edition 2

Black Ivory: Slavery in the British Empire / Edition 2

by James Walvin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631229590

ISBN-13: 9780631229599

Pub. Date: 12/04/2001

Publisher: Wiley

The brutal story of African slavery in the British colonies of the West Indies and North America is told with clarity and compassion in this classic history. James Walvin explores the experiences which bound together slaves from diverse African backgrounds and explains how slavery transformed the tastes and economy of the Western world.

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Overview

The brutal story of African slavery in the British colonies of the West Indies and North America is told with clarity and compassion in this classic history. James Walvin explores the experiences which bound together slaves from diverse African backgrounds and explains how slavery transformed the tastes and economy of the Western world.

Although written for readers with no prior knowledge of the subject, Walvins's account is based on detailed scholarship, drawing on a body of work from the USA, the West Indies and Britain. All aspects of African slavery up to 1776 are covered; the situation of women, flight and rebellion, disease and death, the conditions on the slave ships, the abolition campaign and much more. The narrative is enlivened and personalised by frequent reference to individual lives.

For this revised edition, the author has incorporated recent scholarly findings and updated the notes and bibliography in order to keep the book current.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631229599
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/04/2001
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Preface to the Second Edition.

Introduction.

Chronology of Main Events.

Maps.

Part I: A View from London:.

1. Consuming Passions.

2. Murdering Men.

Part II: Traumas:.

3. Slaves, Traders and Africa.

4. Crossing the Atlantic.

5. Landfall.

Part III: Working Lives:.

6. Plantations, Slaves and Planters.

7. In the Fields.

8. Skills.

9. Women.

10. Disease and Death.

Part IV: Resting:.

11. Slaves at Ease.

12. Religion.

13. Families and Communities.

14. Sex in the Slave Quarters.

Part V: Fighting Back:.

15. Violence.

16. Rebellions.

17. A Leap in the Dark: Runaways.

Part VI: Consequences:.

18. Ending It All: The Crusade Against Slavery.

19. The Plight of Africa.

20. The Problems of Freedom.

Bibliographical Note.

References.

Index.

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