Slavery in Colonial America, 1619-1776

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Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 1, 2005 - History - 131 pages
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Slavery in Colonial America, 1619 1776 brings together original sources and recent scholarship to trace the origins and development of African slavery in the American colonies. Distinguished scholar Betty Wood clearly explains the evolution of the transatlantic slave trade and compares the regional social and economic forces that affected the growth of slavery in early America. In addition, Wood provides a window into the reality of slavery, presenting an accurate picture of daily life throughout the colonies. As slavery became more ingrained in American society, Wood examines early forms of slave rebellion and resistance and how the reliance on enslaved labor conflicted with the ideals of a nation calling for freedom and liberty. Succinct and engaging, Slavery in Colonial America, 1619 1776 is essential reading for all interested in early American and African American history."
  

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A very well-written and informative summary. I learned a lot. Read full review

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I read this for a class, but it was a very easy book to read. Wood's arguments were concise and easy to spot. If someone wants a brief overview of slavery and the issues it caused during Colonial America, this would be a good choice to read. Read full review

Contents

The Consolidation of Slavery in the Mainland Colonies 16191720
1
The Transatlantic Slave Trade
16
Worlds of Work
31
Family Lives
41
Religious Lives
49
Resistance and Rebellion
60
Critiques and Defenses of Slavery
70
Appendix
87
Documents
91
Bibliographic Essay
123
Index
127
About the Author
131
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Betty Wood is a reader in American history at the University of Cambridge and a fellow at Girton College, Cambridge.

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