Comparative Histories of Slavery in Brazil, Cuba, and the United States

ISBN-10: 0521694108
ISBN-13: 9780521694100
Edition: 2007
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Description: This book is an introductory history of racial slavery in the Americas. Brazil and Cuba were among the first colonial societies to establish slavery in the early sixteenth century. Approximately a century later British colonial Virginia was founded,  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/25/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 342
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

This book is an introductory history of racial slavery in the Americas. Brazil and Cuba were among the first colonial societies to establish slavery in the early sixteenth century. Approximately a century later British colonial Virginia was founded, and slavery became an integral part of local culture and society. In all three nations, slavery spread to nearly every region, and in many areas it was the principal labor system utilized by rural and urban elites. Yet long after it had been abolished elsewhere in the Americas, slavery stubbornly persisted in the three nations. It took a destructive Civil War in the United States to bring an end to racial slavery in the southern states in 1865. In 1866 slavery was officially ended in Cuba, and in 1888 Brazil finally abolished this dreadful institution, and legalized slavery in the Americas came to an end.

List of Maps and Figures
Introduction
From Colonization to Abolition: Patterns of Historical Development in Brazil, Cuba, and the United States
The Diversity of Slavery in the Americas to 1790
Slaves in Their Own Words
Slave Populations
Economic Aspects
Making Space
Resistance and Rebellions
Abolition
Bibliography
Index

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