The Oxford Handbook of Slavery in the Americas

Paperback | February 27, 2016

EditorRobert L. Paquette, Mark M. Smith

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The Oxford Handbook of Slavery in the Americas offers penetrating, original, and authoritative essays on the history and historiography of the institution of slavery in the New World. With essays on colonial and antebellum America, Brazil, the Caribbean, the Indies, and South America, theHandbook has impressive geographic and temporal coverage. It also includes a generous range of thematic essays on comparative slavery, the economics of slavery, historical methodology in the field, slavery and the law, for instance. While obviously indebted to the foundational works of the 1960s and 1970s, current writing on the history of slavery and forms of unfree labor in the Americas has taken decidedly original, new, often ingenious turns. A younger generation of scholars has shown a healthy respect for that traditionwhile posing new, often interdisciplinary, and theoretically informed questions, considering, for example, the nature and definition of slave resistance in the Americas, evolving meanings of gender and race under slavery, the complicated nature of class formation in unfree societies, the elaborationof proslavery and antislavery ideologies, the origins and subsequent elaboration of race-based slavery, and mechanisms of emancipation. Written by an international team including some of the field's most eminent historians and the most innovative younger scholars working today, The Oxford Handbook of Slavery in the Americas seeks to explain the enduring importance of the earlier historiography, identify current trends anddevelopments, and offer suggestive but informed commentary on future developments in the field for a global scholarly audience.

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The Oxford Handbook of Slavery in the Americas offers penetrating, original, and authoritative essays on the history and historiography of the institution of slavery in the New World. With essays on colonial and antebellum America, Brazil, the Caribbean, the Indies, and South America, theHandbook has impressive geographic and temporal...

Robert L. Paquette is Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History at Hamilton College and co-founder of the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization in Clinton, New York. He has published extensively on the history of slavery and his Sugar is Made with Blood won the Elsa Goveia Prize given by the A...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:792 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.67 inPublished:February 27, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780198758815

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Robert L. Paquette and Mark M. Smith: Introduction: Slavery in the AmericasPart I: Places1. Francisco Scarano: Spanish Hispaniola and Puerto Rico2. K. Russell Lohse: Mexico and Central America3. Peter Blanchard: Spanish South American Mainland4. Matt D. Childs and Manuel Barcia Paz: Cuba5. Robert W. Slenes: Brazil6. Trevor Burnard: British West Indies and Bermuda7. Henk den Heijer: Dutch Caribbean8. John Garrigus: French Caribbean9. Daniel C. Littlefield: Colonial and Revolutionary United States10. Jeff Forret: Early Republic and Antebellum United StatesPart II: Themes, Methods, and Sources11. Stephen Behrendt: The Transatlantic Slave Trade12. John J. McCusker and Russell R. Menard: The Origins of Slavery in the Americas13. Kenneth F. Kiple: Biology and African Slavery14. Allan Gallay: Indian Slavery15. Timothy Lockley: Race and Slavery16. Jonathan Daniel Wells: Class and Slavery17. Douglas Ambrose: Religion and Slavery18. Jeffrey Robert Young: Proslavery Ideology19. Paul Finkelman: United States Slave Law20. Douglas R. Egerton: Slave Resistance21. Kevin Dawson: Slave Culture22. Peter Coclanis: The Economics of Slavery23. Kirsten Wood: Gender and Slavery24. Eugene D. Genovese and Douglas Ambrose: Masters25. John Stauffer: Abolition and Antislavery26. Christopher Schmidt-Nowara: Emancipation27. Stewart R. King: Slavery and the Haitian Revolution28. Michael Tadman: Internal Slave Trades29. Richard H. Steckel: Demography and Slavery30. Enrico Dal Lago: Comparative Slavery31. Kathleen Hilliard: Finding Slave Voices32. Theresa Singleton: Archaeology and SlaveryEpilogueStanley L. Engerman: Post-Emancipation Adjustments

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"brings together leading scholars in the field who re-examine and present new perspectives on old and new themes, successfully reviews the main debates in broad geographic regions, considers indigenous slavery as well as African slavery, reassesses aspects of comparative and economic historyregarding slavery, and presents articles that bring important reflections on new and understudied sources" --Fabricio Prado, Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas