The Cambridge World History of Slavery: Volume 3, AD 1420-AD 1804
Cambridge University Press, Jul 25, 2011 - History - 776 pages
"Most societies in the past have had slaves, and almost all peoples have at some time in their pasts been both slaves as well as owners of slaves. Recent decades have seen a significant increase in our understanding of the historical role played by slavery and wide interest across a range of academic disciplines in the evolution of the institution. Exciting and innovative research methodologies have been developed, and numerous fruitful debates generated. Further, the study of slavery has come to provide strong connections between academic research and the wider public interest at a time when such links have in general been weak. The Cambridge World History of Slavery responds to these trends by providing for the first time, in four volumes, a comprehensive global history of this widespread phenomenon from the ancient world to the present day. Volume I surveys the history of slavery in the ancient Mediterranean world. Although chapters are devoted to the ancient Near East and the Jews, its principal concern is with the societies of ancient Greece and Rome. These are often considered as the first examples in world history of genuine slave societies because of the widespread prevalence of chattel slavery, which is argued to have been a cultural manifestation of the ubiquitous violence in societies typified by incessant warfare"--Provided by publisher.
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1 DEPENDENCE SERVILITY AND COERCED LABOR IN TIME AND SPACE
PART I SLAVERY IN AFRICA AND ASIA MINOR
PART II SLAVERY IN ASIA
PART III SLAVERY AMONG THE INDIGENOUS AMERICANS
PART IV SLAVERY AND SERFDOM IN EASTERN EUROPE
PART V SLAVERY IN THE AMERICAS
African slaves agricultural Americas Angola Asian Atlantic slave trade Barbados became Bight of Biafra bondage Brazil British Caribbean captives captured Caribs Christian coastal colonies communities convicts creolization cultural David Eltis demand demographic Dutch early modern east central Europe economy eighteenth century elite enslaved Africans escape European example export female forced forms freedom French fugitives Gold Coast groups History household important increased indentured Indian indigenous Islamic islands labor land lived Luanda major manorial manumission Maroons masters merchants migration military Muslim native nineteenth century North ofAfrican ofslaves ofthe Ottoman Empire peasants percent period plantation planters political Portuguese production punishment Qing quilombo raiding region Revolution runaways S˜ao Saint-Domingue Saramaka serfdom serfs servitude settlement seventeenth century ships sixteenth century slave population slave societies slaveholders slavery social South Southeast Asia Spanish status sugar Suriname transatlantic slave trade West Africa World