Black Ivory Slavery in the British Empire

ISBN-10: 0631229604
ISBN-13: 9780631229605
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)
Authors: James Walvin
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Book details

List price: $63.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/28/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 346
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

The brutal story of African slavery in the British colonies of the West Indies and North America is told in this text. All aspects of African slavery up to 1776 are covered including the situation of women, flight and rebellion, and disease and death.

James Walvin is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of York in England and an authority on the slave trade. His recent books include The Trader, the Owner, the Slave; A Short History of Slavery; and The Slave Trade.

Acknowledgements
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
Chronology of Main Events
Maps
A View from London
Consuming Passions
Murdering Men
Traumas
Slaves, Traders and Africa
Crossing the Atlantic
Landfall
Working Lives
Plantations, Slaves and Planters
In the Fields
Skills
Women
Disease and Death
Resting
Slaves at Ease
Religion
Families and Communities
Sex in the Slave Quarters
Fighting Back
Violence
Rebellions
A Leap in the Dark: Runaways
Consequences
Ending It All: The Crusade Against Slavery
The Plight of Africa
The Problems of Freedom
Bibliographical Note
References
Index

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