The Atlantic Slave Trade: Effects on Economies, Societies and Peoples in Africa, the Americas, and Europe

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Joseph E. Inikori, Stanley L. Engerman
Duke University Press, May 30, 1992 - History - 412 pages
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Debates over the economic, social, and political meaning of slavery and the slave trade have persisted for over two hundred years. The Atlantic Slave Trade brings clarity and critical insight to the subject. In fourteen essays, leading scholars consider the nature and impact of the transatlantic slave trade and assess its meaning for the people transported and for those who owned them.
Among the questions these essays address are: the social cost to Africa of this forced migration; the role of slavery in the economic development of Europe and the United States; the short-term and long-term effects of the slave trade on black mortality, health, and life in the New World; and the racial and cultural consequences of the abolition of slavery. Some of these essays originally appeared in recent issues of Social Science History; the editors have added new material, along with an introduction placing each essay in the context of current debates.
Based on extensive archival research and detailed historical examination, this collection constitutes an important contribution to the study of an issue of enduring significance. It is sure to become a standard reference on the Atlantic slave trade for years to come.

Contributors. Ralph A. Austen, Ronald Bailey, William Darity, Jr., Seymour Drescher, Stanley L. Engerman, David Barry Gaspar, Clarence Grim, Brian Higgins, Jan S. Hogendorn, Joseph E. Inikori, Kenneth Kiple, Martin A. Klein, Paul E. Lovejoy, Patrick Manning, Joseph C. Miller, Johannes Postma, Woodruff Smith, Thomas Wilson

 

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Contents

Gainers and Losers in the Atlantic Slave Trade
1
PART I THE SOCIAL COST IN AFRICA OF FORCED MIGRATION
23
PART II ATLANTIC SLAVERY AND THE EARLY RISE OF THE WESTERN WORLD
143
PART III ATLANTIC SLAVERY THE WORLD OF THE SLAVES AND THEIR ENDURING LEGACIES
281
Index
397
Contributors
411
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Joseph E. Inikori is Professor of History and Associate Director of the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies at the University of Rochester.

Stanley L. Engerman is John H. Munro Professor of Economics and Professor of History at the University of Rochester.

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