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The Rise of African Slavery in the Americas / Edition 1

The Rise of African Slavery in the Americas / Edition 1

by David Eltis
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Exploring the paradox of the concurrent development of slavery and freedom in the European domains, The Rise of African Slavery in the Americas provides a fresh interpretation of the development of the English Atlantic slave system. The book outlines a major African role in the evolution of the Atlantic societies before the nineteenth century and argues that the transatlantic slave trade was a result of African strength rather than African weakness. It also addresses changing patterns of group identity to account for the racial basis of slavery in the early modern Atlantic World.

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ISBN-13: 9780521655484
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/01/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 353
Sales rank: 1,071,152
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

1. Slavery and freedom in the early modern world; 2. The English, Dutch, and Transoceanic migration; 3. Europeans and African slavery in the Americas; 4. Gender and slavery in the Early Modern Atlantic world; 5. Productivity in the slave trade; 6. Africa and Europe in the Early Modern era; 7. The African impact on the transatlantic slave trade; 8. The English plantation: Americas in comparative perspective; 9. Ethnicity in the Early Modern Atlantic world; 10. Europe and the Atlantic slave system.

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