The Atlantic Slave Trade

Hardcover | June 30, 2003

byJohannes M. Postma

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In 1502, the first African slaves were taken to Hispaniola. In 1888, Brazil became the last western-hemisphere country to outlaw slavery. Yet for the nearly 400 years in between, slavery played a major role in linking the histories of Africa, North and South America, and Europe. The Atlantic Slave Trade begins with an overview of African slavery in the new world, then delves deeply into the phenomenon itself with essays on five separate issues: The capture of slaves and the Middle Passage Identities of the enslaved and their lives after capture The economics of the slave trade The struggle to end slavery The slave trade's legacy Following this extensive analytical section are biographies of important persons--both black and white--in the history of the slave trade. Thirteen primary documents show students the actual words of the participants. An annotated bibliography and a timeline complete the book, making it the perfect source for student research on this heartrending and critically important historical topic.

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In 1502, the first African slaves were taken to Hispaniola. In 1888, Brazil became the last western-hemisphere country to outlaw slavery. Yet for the nearly 400 years in between, slavery played a major role in linking the histories of Africa, North and South America, and Europe. The Atlantic Slave Trade begins with an overview of Afric...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9.48 × 6.64 × 0.77 inPublished:June 30, 2003Publisher:Greenwood PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:031331862X

ISBN - 13:9780313318627

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?The Atlantic slave trade constituted the longest and largest coerced intercontinental migration in human experience. Johannes Postma, a distinguished scholar of the slave trade, incorporates in this volume the full range of recent analyses into a manageable pedagogical package for students. The structure of the book accurately reflects current historiographical themes and interpretations....As an aid to historical Understanding The Atlantic Slave Trade admirably fulfills the pedagogical aims of the series in which it appears.??The Historian