Slavery: The history and legacy of one of the world's most brutal institutions

Slavery: The history and legacy of one of the world's most brutal institutions

by James Walvin

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781911187844
Publisher: Connell Publishing
Publication date: 06/19/2018
Series: All you need to know Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 903,454
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

James Walvin has published widely on slavery and the slave trade. His titles include Atlas of Slavery, Black and White – which was awarded the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize – and The Quakers: Money and Morals, named as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Chapter 1 The ancient world 7

Chapter 2 Trading with Islam 19

Chapter 3 The Portuguese in Africa 28

Chapter 4 Why sugar was so important 42

Chapter 5 Enter the British 48

Chapter 6 Buying slaves on the African coast 53

Chapter 7 Slave ships 64

Chapter 8 Selling slaves in Brazil and the Caribbean 73

Chapter 9 Slavery in the United States 84

Chapter 10 How did slaves resist? 84

Chapter 11 Why was the slave trade abolished? 94

Chapter 12 The battle for freedom 102

Chapter 13 Modern slavery 109

End notes 119

Bibliography 124

Index 125

Notes: Slavery in China 36

Serfdom in Russia 46

Harems - A hidden world 116

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