Captives as Commodities The Transatlantic Slave Trade

ISBN-10: 0131942158

ISBN-13: 9780131942158

Edition: 2008

Authors: Lisa A. Lindsay

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For use in one semester/quart courses on The Transatlantic Slave Trade OR as a supplemental text in courses on African history. "Part of Prentice Hall's Connection: Key Themes in World History series." Written based on the author's annual course on slave trade, "Captives as Commodities "examines three key themes: 1) the African context surrounding the Atlantic slave trade, 2) the history of the slave trade itself, and 3) the changing meaning of race and racism. The author draws recent scholarship to provide students with an understanding of Atlantic slave trade.
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Book details

List price: $40.80
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Foreword
Series Editor's Preface
About the Author
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Slave Trade and the Western World
Ways of Studying the Slave Trade
Overview of the Atlantic Slave Trade
Connections
The Old World Background to New World Slavery
The Maritime Revolution and European Trade with Africa
Why Did Europeans Buy African Slaves?
Origins: Economics or Racism?
Early Labor Demand in the New World
Northern Europeans and the Expansion of the Slave Trade
The 18th-century Peak of the Slave Trade
Slavery and Racism
Conclusion
Sources
Why Did Africans Sell Slaves?
Common Myths
General Interpretations
The Slave Trade, Wealth, and Power in Africa
The First Two Centuries of Transatlantic Slave Exports from Africa
Expansion of the Trade
Effects of the Slave Trade on Africa
Conclusion
Sources
How Did Enslaved People Cope?
The Henrietta Marie
Passages on Land
Passages at Sea
African Cultures in the New World
Conclusion
Sources
How Did the Slave Trade End?
A Skeptical Query
Profits and the Slave Trade
Ideology and Revolution
Antislavery in the United Kingdom
Revolution in St. Domingue
Final Slave Trade Abolition
What Explains British Antislavery?
Conclusion
Sources
Epilogue: Making Connections-Legacies of the Atlantic Slave Trade
The Slave Trade in Modern Memory
Africa
Great Britain
The Americas
Racism in the Americas
Slavery in the Contemporary World
The Big Lessons
Bibliography
Index
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