The Slavery Reader, Volume 1

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Gad J. Heuman, James Walvin
Psychology Press, 2003 - History - 800 pages

The Slavery Reader brings together the most recent and essential writings on slavery. The focus is on Atlantic slavery the enforced movement of millions of Africans from their homelands into the Americas, and the complex historical story of slavery in the Americas. Spanning almost five centuries the late fifteenth until the mid-nineteenth the articles trace the range and impact of slavery on the modern Western world.

Key themes include:

  • the origins and development of American slavery
  • work
  • family, gender and community
  • slave culture
  • slave economy
  • resistance
  • race and social structure
  • Africans in the Atlantic world.

Together with the editors' clear and authoritative commentary and a substantial introduction, this volume will become central to the study of slavery.

 

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Contents

General Introduction i
1
Philip D Curtin
11
Patrick Manning
30
David Eltis and David Richardson
42
David Eltis
58
PART
75
Stuart B Schwartz
83
SLAVERY AND SLAVE SOCIETY IN THE BRITISH CARIBBEAN
103
Ira Berlin
427
PART
463
Roderick A McDonald
486
Hilary McD Beckles
507
Sidney W Mintz
521
PART SEVEN
545
Edward A Pearson
569
Gad Heuman
594

Winthrop D Jordan
112
Ira Berlin
122
PART THREE
155
Verene A Shepherd
161
Simon Smith
175
Philip D Morgan
194
Peter H Wood
224
PART FOUR
245
Herbert Gutman
252
Michael Craton
274
Cheryll Ann Cody
300
Philip D Morgan
332
Slave Culture
357
Sylvia R Frey and Betty Wood
384
Shane White and Graham White
405
Richard Price
608
Stuart B Schwartz
626
PART EIGHT
635
Winthrop D Jordan
641
Gad Heuman
654
Arnold A
668
David Northrup
682
PART NINE
701
Joseph C Miller
707
Robin Law and Kristin Mann
739
John Thornton
764
Daniel L Schafer
778
Index
796
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