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  • ISBN: 9781849017329 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1849017328 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (491 pages)
  • Publisher: London : Constable & Robinson, 2011.

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General Note: Copyright.
Formatted Contents Note: Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; ABBREVIATIONS; PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; 1 : PRE-1500; 2 : THE AGE OF CONQUEST, 1500-1600; 3 : THE SPREAD OF CAPITALIST SLAVERY, 1600-1700; 4 : SLAVERY BEFORE ABOLITIONISM, 1700-1780; 5 : REVOLUTION, ABOLITIONISM AND THE CONTRASTING FORTUNES OF THE SLAVE TRADE AND SLAVERY, 1780-1850; 6 : THE END OF SLAVERY, 1830-1930?; 7 : A TROUBLED PRESENT, 1930-2011; 8 : LEGACIES AND CONCLUSIONS; NOTES; SELECTED FURTHER READING; A, B, C; INDEX; D, E, F; G, H, I; J, K, L; M, N, O; P, Q, R; S, T, U; V, W, X; Y, Z; About the Author; Highlights from the series.
Summary, etc.: Slavery is as old as the world itself and Professor Jeremy Black shows that its history is one that is central to our understanding of the modern world. Starting in the ancient world when the Greeks defined slavery, he covers the uses of slavery in the New World, leading to the central section of the book on the triangular slave trade between West Africa, Britain and America. He looks at how this moment in history consolidated the British Empire and made America. He also charts the long fight to abolish the trade in the 19th century. However, as Black points out - slavery has not been complete.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
Subject: Slavery > History.
Slave labor > History.
Slave trade > History.
Antislavery movements > History.
Slaves > Emancipation > History.
Social sciences.
POLITICAL SCIENCE > Public Policy > Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE > Anthropology > Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE > Popular Culture.
Genre: Electronic books.

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