From Slavery to Emancipation in the Atlantic World

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Psychology Press, 1999 - History - 178 pages
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This collection examines the effects of slavery and emancipation on race, class and gender in societies of the American South, the Caribbean, Latin America and West Africa. The contributors discuss what slavery has to teach us about patterns of adjustment and change, black identity and the extent to which enslaved peoples succeeded in creating a dynamic world of interaction between the Americas. They examine how emancipation was defined, how it affected attitudes towards slavery, patterns of labour usage and relationships between workers as well as between workers and their former owners.

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List of Illustrations
Women Work and Labour
A Most Useful and Valuable People? Cultural
Reflections on Slavery Freedom
Returning from the cotton fields in South Carolina c 1874
Liberty Place Historical Memory
The Slave Trade Remembered on the Former Gold
Sign indicating location of Elmina Castle Ghana
Mosaic by F Bandeira
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Frey is a professor of history at Tulane University

Betty Wood is a reader in American history at Girton College, University of Cambridge. Her books include Women's Work, Men's Work: The Informal Slave Economies of Lowcountry Georgia, 1750-1830 (Georgia).

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