Historical Dictionary of Slavery and Abolition
For almost four thousand years, men and women with power have exploited vulnerable populations for cheap or free labor. These slaves, serfs, helots, tenants, peons, bonded or forced laborers, etc., built pyramids and temples, dug canals and mined the earth for precious metals and gemstones. They built the palaces and mansions in which the powerful lived, grown the food they ate, spun the cloth that clothed them.
This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Slavery and Abolition relates the long and brutal history of slavery and the struggle for abolition using several key features:
This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about slavery and abolition.
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19th century abolished slavery abolition movement abolitionists AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE African-Americans Amerindian ancient Anti-Slavery Society areas argued army Asia ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE became began born Brazil Brazilian Britain British Catholic Christian Church Civil coast colonial concubines cotton debt debt slavery developed devshirme Dutch early economic elite emancipation Empire enslavement Europe European forced former slaves forms of slavery free blacks freed slaves freedom French Fugitive Slave groups Haitian Revolution HISPANIC AMERICA important involved Islam islands land large numbers leaders major manumission Maroon masters Mediterranean missionaries moved Muslim North northern numbers of slaves organized Ottoman persons plantations planters population Portuguese prisoners produced prohibited Quakers raiding Saint-Domingue servants Sierra Leone SLAV slave labor slave owners SLAVE REVOLTS slave societies slave soldiers sold source of slaves South Southern Spanish Sudan sugar tion took United West Africa West Indies William Lloyd Garrison women Zanzibar