The Slavery Reader

1st Edition

Gad Heuman, James Walvin

Routledge
Published June 12, 2003
Textbook - 816 Pages
ISBN 9780415213042 - CAT# RU19865
Series: Routledge Readers in History

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Summary

The Slavery Reader brings together the most recent and essential writings on slavery. The focus is on Atlantic slavery – the enforced movement of millions of Africans from their homelands into the Americas, and the complex historical story of slavery in the Americas. Spanning almost five centuries – the late fifteenth until the mid-nineteenth – the articles trace the range and impact of slavery on the modern Western world.

Key themes include:

  • the origins and development of American slavery
  • work
  • family, gender and community
  • slave culture
  • slave economy
  • resistance
  • race and social structure
  • Africans in the Atlantic world.

Together with the editors' clear and authoritative commentary and a substantial introduction, this volume will become central to the study of slavery.

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