Slave Trades, 1500–1800: Globalization of Forced Labour

1st Edition

Patrick Manning

Routledge
Published December 19, 1996
Reference - 396 Pages
ISBN 9780860785125 - CAT# Y230503
Series: An Expanding World: The European Impact on World History, 1450 to 1800

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Summary

The trade in slaves is perhaps the most notorious feature of the era of European expansion. Though begun in ancient times, and continued well after 1800, in the early modern period there developed a particular nexus in which it boomed. This volume distinguishes between procurement and trade, and the exploitation of settled slaves (the subject of a separate volume in the series, edited by Judy Bieber), and underscores the importance of the slave trade as a factor in world history. A rank redistribution of wealth and power, it permitted the exploitation and reconstruction of much of the globe. The articles address issues of the volume and flow of trade, the various populations enslaved, factors of sex, age, and ethnicity, and its impact on economic change, as in the monetization of Africa or economic growth in England.

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