Black Ivory: Slavery in the British Empire / Edition 2

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Overview

The terrible 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631229599
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/4/2001
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

James Walvin is Professor of History at the University of York. He has written widely on slave history and British social history and his recent publications include Questioning Slavery (1996), Making the Black Atlantic (2000), The Slave Trade (1999) and Britains's Slave Empire (2000).

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Chronology of Main Events
Maps
Pt. I A View from London
1 Consuming Passions 3
2 Murdering Men 10
Pt. II Traumas
3 Slaves, Traders and Africa 23
4 Crossing the Atlantic 34
5 Landfall 52
Pt. III Working Lives
6 Plantations, Slaves and Planters 61
7 In the Fields 79
8 Skills 91
9 Women 104
10 Disease and Death 118
Pt. IV Resting
11 Slaves at Ease 137
12 Religion 153
13 Families and Communities 171
14 Sex in the Slave Quarters 185
Pt. V Fighting Back
15 Violence 201
16 Rebellions 218
17 A Leap in the Dark: Runaways 240
Pt. VI Consequences
18 Ending it all: The Crusade Against Slavery 259
19 The Plight of Africa 272
20 The Problems of Freedom 279
Suggestions for Further Reading 289
Notes 292
Index 314
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