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Shaping the New World: African Slavery in the Americas, 1500-1888

Eric Nellis
Format
Book
Published
North York, Ontario, Canada : University of Toronto Press, [2013]
Language
English
Series
International Themes and Issues
ISBN
9781442605558 (pbk.), 1442605553 (pbk.), 9781442607644 (bound), 1442607645 (bound), 9781442605565 (pdf), 1442605561 (pdf), 9781442605572 (epub), 144260557X (epub)
Summary
Between 1500 and the middle of the nineteenth century, some 12.5 million slaves were sent as bonded labour from Africa to the European settlements in the Americas. Eric Nellis's remarkable synthesis, Shaping the New World, introduces students to the origins, growth, and consolidation of African slavery in the Americas. While the book explores the idea of the African slave as a tool in the formation of new American societies, it also acknowledges the culture, humanity, and importance of the slave as a person and highlights the role of women in slave societies. Serving as the third book in the UTP/CHA International Themes and Issues Series, Shaping the New World introduces readers to the topic of African slavery in the New World from a comparative perspective, specifically focusing on the English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch slave systems.
Contents
  • The setting for New World slavery : an overview
  • The Atlantic slave trade
  • Slavery and the shaping of colonial Latin America : 1500-1800
  • The making of the black Caribbean, 1650-1800
  • Slavery in prerevolutionary North America : the making of the "South"
  • The slave as person : women, children, family, and culture
  • The apogee : revolutions, abolitionism, persistence
  • Conclusion.
Description
xix, 183 pages : maps ; 21 cm.
Notes
  • Co-published by: Canadian Historical Association.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original black boards. Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2013/2014.
Series Statement
International themes and issues ; volume 3
Other Forms
Issued also in electronic format.
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