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A Brief History Of Slavery

Author : Jeremy Black
ISBN : 9781849017329
Genre : History
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A thought-provoking and important book that raises essential issues crucial not only for understanding our past but also the present day. In this panoramic history, Jeremy Black tells how slavery was first developed in the ancient world, and reaches all the way to present day and the contemporary crimes of trafficking and bonded labour. He shows how slavery has taken many forms throughout history and across the world - from the uprising of Spartacus, the plantations of the West Indies, and the murderous forced labour of the gulags and concentration camps. Slavery helped consolidated transoceanic empires and helped mould new world societies such as America and Brazil. Black charts the long fight for abolition in the nineteenth century, looking at both the campaigners as well as the harrowing accounts of the enslaved themselves. Slavery is still with us today, and coerced labour can be found closer to home than might be expected.
Category: History

A Short History Of Slavery

Author : James Walvin
ISBN : 9780141905853
Genre : Social Science
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As we approach the bicentenary of the abolition of the Atlantic trade, Walvin has selected the historical texts that recreate the mindset that made such a savage institution possible - morally acceptable even. Setting these historical documents against Walvin's own incisive historical narrative, the two layers of this extraordinary, definitive account of the Atlantic slave trade enable us to understand the rise and fall of one of the most shameful chapters in British history, the repercussions of which the modern world is still living with.
Category: Social Science

A Brief History Of World Slavery

Author : Glenn Rogers
ISBN : 1732488185
Genre : Social Science
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A historical overview of slavery through the ages, offering archeological evidence that at some point in time all peoples were either slaves or enslaved other people. Ancient slavery had nothing to do with race, but was an economic concern.
Category: Social Science

Slave Revolution In The Caribbean 1789 1804

Author : Laurent Dubois
ISBN : 9781319049980
Genre : History
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Slave Revolution in the Caribbean tells the story of the slave revolutions that reconfigured the political geography of the Americas between 1789 and 1804 with a selection of primary sources across Atlantic, U.S., and Caribbean history. The collection explores the complexities of this era, now recognized as a crucial turning point in the history of slavery, racism, and the broader meaning of democracy and human rights. New documents include material from a 1757 poisoning case, a 1793 illustration depicting recently emancipated black fighters, and contemporary Vodou songs. These documents help students get closer to the experience of black revolutionaries. Additional support comes from document headnotes as well as a revised Chronology, Bibliography, and Questions for Consideration.
Category: History

Slavery Freedom And The Law In The Atlantic World

Author : Sue Peabody
ISBN : 0312411766
Genre : History
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During the era of revolution, independence, and emancipation in the north Atlantic, "slavery" and "freedom" were fluid and contested concepts. Individuals and groups turned to courts of law to define and enforce the status of indigenous Americans, forcibly imported Africans, and colonizing Europeans -- and their progeny. Legal institutions of the state manufactured and mediated a new, dynamic concept of freedom, inventing categories of race and codifying white privilege. In this collection of documents from the French, British, Spanish, and Portuguese empires, Peabody and Grinberg introduce the voices of slaves, slave-holders, jurists, legislators, and others who struggled to critique, overturn, justify, or simply describe the social order in which they found themselves. Discussion questions, illustrations, a glossary, and a bibliography allow students to analyze these rich documents and discern their lasting influences.
Category: History

The Routledge History Of Slavery

Author : Gad Heuman
ISBN : 9781136892547
Genre : History
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The Routledge History of Slavery is a landmark publication that provides an overview of the main themes surrounding the history of slavery from ancient Greece to the present day. Taking stock of the field of Slave Studies, the book explores the major advances that have taken place in the past few decades of study in this crucial field. Offering an unusual, transnational history of slavery, the chapters have all been specially commissioned for the collection. The volume begins by delineating the global nature of the institution of slavery, examining slavery in different parts of the world and over time. Topics covered here include slavery in Africa and the Indian Ocean World, as well as the Transatlantic Slave Trade. In Part Two, the chapters explore different themes that define slavery such as slave culture, the slave economy, slave resistance and the planter class, as well as areas of life affected by slavery, such as family and work. The final part goes on to study changes and continuities over time, looking at areas such as abolition, the aftermath of emancipation and commemoration. The volume concludes with a chapter on modern slavery. Including essays on all the key topics and issues, this important collection from a leading international group of scholars presents a comprehensive survey of the current state of the field. It will be essential reading for all those interested in the history of slavery.
Category: History

Defending Slavery Proslavery Thought In The Old South

Author : Paul Finkelman
ISBN : 0312133278
Genre : History
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Within decades of the American Revolution, the Northern states had either ended slavery or provided for its gradual abolition. Slavery, however, was entrenched in the South and remained integral to American politics and culture. Nationally, it was protected by the U.S. Constitution, federal laws, and Supreme Court decisions, and slaveowners dominated all three branches of the federal government. From the time of the Revolution until the Civil War (and beyond), Southern thinkers offered a variety of proslavery arguments. This body of thought—based on religion, politics and law, economics, history, philosophy, expediency, and science—offers invaluable insights into how slavery shaped American history and continues to affect American society. In this volume, Paul Finkelman presents a representative selection of proslavery thought and includes an introduction that explores the history of slavery and the debate over it. His headnotes supply a rich context for each reading. The volume also includes a chronology, a selected bibliography, and illustrations.
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Slave Trade And Western Civilization In Badagry

Author : Sewanu Ashamu Fadipe
ISBN : 9798610270937
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Badagry is located along the coast of West Africa serving as a border town in Nigeria overlooking the coast of Republic of Benin.Badagry was founded around 1425 A.D. by a farmer called 'Agbedeh' and his family. Slave trade began in the ancient town in 1473 by a Portuguese slave merchant; Ferman Gomes. Ferman Gomes sold inhabitants of the coast of Badagry as slaves to Europe before continuing his exploration to Fernando Po Island.By 1502 and 1510 when the New World (Americas) had been discovered and opened for slavery activities, the Spanish Royal Authority issued an order to transport slaves from West Africa to Americas. The first set of slaves arrived New World at that period. Thereafter, Badagry supplied slaves to Hispanola (now Dominican Republic and Haiti), Jamestown, Charlotte, Wilmington, Auston Havana, Barbadoes, Trinidand, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, Jamaica, Guadeloupe, Peuto-rico, Porte-au-prince, Dutch West Indices, Virginia, Caracas and a host of other cities in the New world.The trade became interesting and rose to its height in 1760s and 1770s when Europeans slave dealers installed themselves in different wards by their nationalities in Badagry. Thus, the major suppliers of slaves were the King of Oyo (Alafin of Oyo) and the local chiefs.The obnoxious trade did not come to an end until 1888 in Badagry.Meanwhile, the western civilization began in the historic town with the arrival of liberated slaves from Sierra - leone in 1839. This group of people engaged in legitimate trade and preaching against slave trade. The arrival of the Christian missionaries and British Administration brought dramatic change to the life of the people of Badagry. Thus, the gospel of Christ was preached in 1842, the first elementary school was established in 1843, the First Storey Building in Nigeria was built in 1845 while District officers' office was constructed in 1863. Besides, the tangible heritage of slave trade are the slave market space, the slave route and Williams Faremi Abass Baracoon. Other tangible heritages were destroyed on the order of Her Majesty, Queen of England in 1852. The big advantage offered by this monograph is that the reading is presented in English and French Languages. This provides opportunity for visitors to the town, the residents, researchers and most especially African in the diaspora to know more about the ancient city.
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The Caribbean

Author : Gad Heuman
ISBN : 9781780936147
Genre : History
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Gad Heuman provides a comprehensive introduction the history of the Caribbean, from its earliest inhabitants to contemporary political and cultural developments. Topics covered include: - The Amerindians - Sugary and Slavery - Race, Racism and Equality - The Aftermath of Emancipation - The Revolutionary Caribbean - Cultures of the Caribbean This new edition is fully revised and updated, with new material on the pre-Columbian era and the Hispanic Caribbean. It takes account not only of the political and social struggles that have shaped the Caribbean, but also provides a sense of the development of the region's culture. The Caribbean: A Brief History is ideal for students and those seeking a clear and readable introduction to Caribbean history.
Category: History

Spartacus And The Slave Wars

Author : Brent D. Shaw
ISBN : 9781319104702
Genre : History
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In this examination of the Roman institution of slavery, Brent Shaw presents a compelling selection of the ancient testimony relating to Spartacus and the slave wars. In 73 B.C., in the heart of Rome’s Mediterranean empire, a slave named Spartacus ignited one of the most violent episodes of slave resistance in the history of the Roman Empire — indeed in the world annals of slavery. Organizing 80 original Greek and Latin source translations into topical chapters on the daily life of slaves trained as gladiators and those who labored on farms in Italy and Sicily, Shaw includes accounts of revolts that preceded and anticipated that of Spartacus. In a carefully crafted introductory essay, Shaw places Spartacus in the broader context of first and second century B.C. Roman Italy and Sicily and explains why his story continues to be a popular symbol of rebellion today. The volume also includes a glossary, chronology, selected bibliography, 3 maps, an annotated list of ancient writers, and questions for consideration.
Category: History

The African American Slave Trade

Author : R. G. Grant
ISBN : 0764124234
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the origins of slavery and the trade in Africans as slaves in the Americas; describes the conditions of slaves in the United States, the West Indies, and Latin America; and explains how slavery ended in each area.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Brief History Of American Culture

Author : Robert Morse Crunden
ISBN : 1563248654
Genre : History
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"The discussion of each period is wide-ranging, analyzing movements and spotlighting major figures in politics and philosophy, law and literature, economics and education, jazz and journalism, science and civil rights. A readable, insightful overview of the underlying patterns that give shape to U.S. cultural history. Nonacademic readers will find Crunden's selective bibliographical essay helpful". -- Booklist
Category: History

A Brief Guide To J R R Tolkien

Author : Nigel Cawthorne
ISBN : 9781780338606
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A very readable overview of Tolkien and his work, incorporating a brief biography, an examination of the books and a look at the process of filming his work, including The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings saga. It explores how Tolkien's background as a medievalist and linguist informed the languages of Middle-earth, the influence of his Catholicism and Tolkien's legacy in fantasy. A timely book to coincide with the first of Peter Jackson's two keenly awaited Hobbit films.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Brief History Of Trade Unionism In Mauritius

Author : Rajpalsingh Allgoo
ISBN : 1897416164
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This book present the history of Slavery and forced labour in Mauritius. It tells us how Mauritius was occupied by the Europeans and was converted in to a colony. When slavery was abolished in 1833, the British started a new system called 'Indentured Labour.' The Indian Indentured Labour were brought in Mauritius in 1834. This book presents an overview of the Trade Union movement in Mauritius from its beginning in the 1930s to the present day. It gives a brief description with images and roles played by several people involved.
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Harriet Tubman And The Fight For Freedom

Author : Lois E. Horton
ISBN : 0312464517
Genre : History
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Harriet Tubman is a legendary figure in the history of American slavery and the Underground Railroad. In the introduction to this compelling volume, Lois Horton reveals the woman behind the legend and addresses the ways in which Tubman's mythic status emerged in her own lifetime and beyond. Going beyond mere biography, Horton weaves through Tubman's story the larger history of slavery, the antislavery movement, the Underground Railroad, the increasing sectionalism of the pre-Civil War era, as well as the war and post-war Reconstruction. A rich collection of accompanying documents — including the Fugitive Slave Acts, letters, newspaper articles, advertisements and tributes to Tubman — shed light on Tubman's relationships with key abolitionist figures such as Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison; her role in the women's rights movement; and her efforts on behalf of fugitive slaves and freed blacks through the Civil War and beyond. A chronology of Tubman's life, along with questions for consideration and a selected bibliography, enhance this important volume.
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From Slavery To Freedom

Author : John Hope Franklin
ISBN : 0394370139
Genre : African Americans
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The pre-eminent history of African-Americans is now available in two volumes. From slavery to Freedom charts the journey of African-Americans from their origins in the civilisations of Africa, through slavery in the Western Hemisphere, to their struggle for freedom in the West Indies, Latin America and the United States. Still featuring numerous primary and secondary source boxes, and even more richly illustrated than in previous editions, From Slavery to Freedom, 7/e maintains its status as one of the most important college textbooks in print.
Category: African Americans

Slavery In The United States

Author : Leonard W. Ingraham
ISBN : 0531006301
Genre : Political Science
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A brief history of slavery and blacks in the United States from the arrival of the first twenty African indentured servants in 1619 to the passing of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865.
Category: Political Science