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In one form or another, slavery has existed throughout the world for millennia It helped to change the world, and the world transformed the institution In the 1450s, when Europeans from the small corner of the globe least enmeshed in the institution first interacted with peoples of other continents, they created, in the Americas, the most dynamic, productive, and exploitative system of coerced labor in human history Three centuries later these same intercontinental actions produced a movement that successfully challenged the institution at the peak of its dynamism Within another century a new surge of European expansion constructed Old World empires under the banner of antislavery However, twentieth century Europe itself was inundated by a new system of slavery, larger and deadly than its earlier system of New World slavery This book examines these dramatic expansions and contractions of the institution of slavery and the impact of violence, economics, and civil society in the ebb and flow of slavery and antislavery during the last five centuries....

Title : Abolition: A History of Slavery and Antislavery
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ISBN : 0521600855
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Cambridge University Press 1 edition July 27, 2009
Number of Pages : 484 pages
File Size : 792 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Abolition: A History of Slavery and Antislavery Reviews

  • Wilkins
    2019-05-04 19:50

    An exceptionally ambitious and successful survey.

  • Baby Blue
    2019-05-11 13:12

    I bought this book after I had watched an excellent documentary on PBS about Black history. I wondered what was the story of modern slavery trade in the Americas.

  • Cosby Morton
    2019-05-01 12:55

    Excellent book on slavery. A little detailed on slavery but full of references for further reading of study. If you are wanted to find out too facts about slavery in the world this is a must read.

  • doug korty
    2019-05-04 18:05

    This is a good academic history in general. It doesn't have a lot of detail about the American Civil War or the Abolitionist movement, which is surprising. But it has a lot about many other slavery related histories. No bibliography, that is disappointing.

  • Gus A. Mellander, Ph.D., D.H.L.
    2019-05-04 16:49

    In the United States nowadays mention the word slavery and most people would think of captive African blacks slaving away brutishly and the Civil War that was fought, for among other reasons, to free them.