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Slavery Reader

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ISBN-10: 0415213045

ISBN-13: 9780415213042

Edition: 2003

Authors: Gad J. Heuman, James Walvin

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'The Slavery Reader' brings together the most recent & essential writings on slavery. The focus is on Atlantic slavery between the 15th & 19th centuries & key themes include: the origins & developmwnt of American slavery, work, slave culture, slave economy, resistance, & race & social structure.
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Book details

List price: $60.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/29/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 816
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.146
Language: English

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.

The Atlantic Slave Trade
Introduction
Epidemiology and the Slave Trade
Why Africans? The Rise of the Slave Trade to 1700
West Africa and the Transatlantic Slave Trade: New Evidence of Long-Run Trends
Labour and Coercion in the English Atlantic World from the Seventeenth to the Early Twentieth Century
Origins and Development of Slavery in the Americas
Introduction
First Slavery: From Indian to African
Slavery and Slave Society in the British Caribbean
Modern Tensions and the Origins of American Slavery
Time, Space, and the Evolution of Afro-American Society on British Mainland North America
Slaves at Work
Introduction
Trade and Exchange in Jamaica in the Period of Slavery
Sugar's Poor Relation: Coffee Planting in the British West Indies, 1720-1833
Black Labor - White Rice
Family, Gender and Community
Introduction 246
Persistent Myths about the Afro-American Family
Changing Patterns of Slave Family in the British West Indies
There was no 'absalom' on the Ball Plantations: Slave-Naming Practices in the South Carolina Low Country, 1720-1865
The Significance of Kin
Slave Culture
Introduction
The 'folk' Culture of the Slaves
The Americas: The Survival of African Religions
'US Likes a Mixtery': Listening to African-American Slave Music
From Creole to African: Atlantic Creoles and the Origins of African-American Society in Mainland North America
Slave Economy and Material Culture
Introduction
Provision Ground and Plantation Labour in Four Windward Islands: Competition for Resources During Slavery
Independent Economic Production by Slaves on Antebellum Louisiana Sugar Plantations
An Economic Life of Their Own: Slaves as Commodity Producers and Distributors in Barbados
The Origins of the Jamaican Market System
Slave Resistance
Introduction
Some Aspects of Female Resistance to Chattel Slavery in Low Country Georgia, 1763-1815
'A Countryside Full of Flames': A Reconsideration of the Stono Rebellion and Slave Rebelliousness in the Early Eighteenth-Century South Carolina Lowcountry
Runaway Slaves in Nineteenth-Century Barbados
Maroons and their Communities
Resistance and Accommodation in Eighteenth-Century Brazil: The Slaves' View Of Slavery
Race and Social Structure
Introduction
American Chiaroscuro: The Status and Definition of Mulattoes in the British Colonies
The Free Coloreds in Jamaican Slave Society
Marginality and Free Coloured Identity in Caribbean Slave Society
Igbo and Myth Igbo: Culture and Ethnicity in the Atlantic World, 1600-1850
Africans in the Atlantic World
Introduction
History and Africa/Africa and History
West Africa in the Atlantic Community: The Case of the Slave Coast
The African Experience of the '20. and Odd Negroes' Arriving in Virginia in 1619
Family Ties that Bind: Anglo-African Slave Traders in Africa and Florida, John