Atlantic Slave Trade A Census

ISBN-10: 0299054047
ISBN-13: 9780299054045
Edition: N/A
Authors: Philip D. Curtin
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 1/15/1972
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 358
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Curtin combines modern research and statistical methods with his broad knowledge of the field to present the first book-length quantitative analysis of the Atlantic slave trade. Its basic evidence suggests revision of currently held opinions concerning the place of the slave trade in the economies of the Old World nations and their American colonies. #x1C;Curtin#x19;s work will not only be the starting point for all future research on the slave trade and comparative slavery, but will become an indispensable reference for anyone interested in Afro-American studies.#x1D;- Journal of American History #x1C;Curtin has produced a stimulating monograph, the product of immaculate scholarship, against which all past and future studies will have to be judged.#x1D;- Journal of American Studies #x1C;Professor Curtin#x19;s new book is up to his customary standard of performance: within the limits he set for himself, The Atlantic Slave Trade could hardly be a better or more important book.#x1D;- American Historical Review

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philip de Armond Curtin was educated at Swarthmore College and at Harvard University, from which he received a Ph.D. in history in 1953. That same year he joined the Swarthmore faculty as an instructor and assistant professor. In 1956, he moved on to the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he remained for 14 years. During that time he was chair of the Wisconsin University Program in Comparative World History, the Wisconsin African Studies Program, and for five years, Melville J. Herskovits Professor. In 1975, he joined the department of history at Johns Hopkins University. In addition to holding Guggenheim fellowships in 1966 and 1980 and being a senior fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Curtin has taken a leadership role in various organizations, including the African Studies Association, the International Congress of Africanists, and the American Historical Association. He also has gained recognition for his influential books on African history, including The Image of Africa (1964), Africa Remembered (1967), and The Atlantic Slave Trade: A Census (1969). In the latter, he demonstrated that the number of Africans who reached the New World during the centuries of the trans-Atlantic slave trade had been highly exaggerated.

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