Captives as Commodities: The Transatlantic Slave Trade

Paperback | October 17, 2007

byLisa A. Lindsay

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Part of Prentice Hall's Connection: Key Themes in World History series.

 

Written based on the author's annual course on slave trade, Captives as Commodities examines three key themes:  1) the African context surrounding the Atlantic slave trade,  2)  the history of the slave trade itself, and 3) the changing meaning of race and racism.  The author draws recent scholarship to provide students with an understanding of Atlantic slave trade.

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Part of Prentice Hall's Connection: Key Themes in World History series.   Written based on the author's annual course on slave trade, Captives as Commodities examines three key themes:  1) the African context surrounding the Atlantic slave trade,  2)  the history of the slave trade itself, and 3) the changing meaning of race and ra...

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This book centers on one of the most tragic, horrifying, and important pieces of the history of the Western world: the transatlantic slave trade.  Unlike any other system of commerce in world history, the primary commodities exchanged in the slave trade were people, and this fact has implications not only for how the trade was initiate...

Lisa A. Lindsay holds a Ph.D. in African history from University of Michigan and teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Before developing her scholarship on the slave trade, she published Working with Gender: Wage Labor and Social Change in Southwestern Nigeria, Men and Masculinities in Modern Africa (co-edited wi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.9 × 5.9 × 0.6 inPublished:October 17, 2007Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0131942158

ISBN - 13:9780131942158

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Table of Contents

Contents

 

Introduction

 

The Slave Trade and the Western World

Ways of Studying the Slave Trade

Overview of the Atlantic Slave Trade

Connections

The Old World Background to New World Slavery

The Maritime Revolution and European Trade with Africa

 

Chapter 1: Why did Europeans Buy African Slaves?

 

Origins: Economics or Racism

Early Labor Demand in the New World

Northern Europeans and the Expansion of the Slave Trade

The 18th Century Peak of the Slave Trade

Slavery and Racism

 

Chapter 2:  Why Did Africans Sell Slaves?

 

Common Myths

General Interpretations

The Slave Trade, Wealth, and Power in Africa

The First Two Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Slave Exports from Africa

Expansion of the Trade

Effects of the Slave Trade on Africa

 

Chapter 3: How Did Enslaved People Cope?

 

The Henrietta Marie

Passages on Land

Passages at Sea

African Cultures in the New World

 

Chapter 4: How Did the Slave Trade End?

 

Profits and the Slave Trade

Ideology and Revolution

Antislavery in the United Kingdom

Revolution in St. Domingue

Final Slave Trade Abolition

What Explains British Antislavery?

 

Epilogue: Making Connections: Legacy of the Atlantic Slave Trade

 

The Slave Trade in Modern Memory

Africa

Great Britain

The Americas — The West Indies & Cuba

Brazil

Racism in the Americas

Slavery in the Contemporary World

The Big Lessons