The Atlantic Slave Trade in World History

The Atlantic Slave Trade in World History

by Jeremy Black

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In The Atlantic Slave Trade in World History, Jeremy Black presents a compact yet comprehensive survey of slavery and its impact on the world, primarily centered on the Atlantic trade.
Opening with a clear discussion of the problems of defining slavery, the book goes on to investigate the Atlantic slave trade from its origins to abolition, including comparisons to other systems of slavery outside the
Atlantic region and the persistence of modern-day slavery. Crucially, the book does not ask readers to abandon their emotional ties to the subject, but puts events in context so that it becomes clear how such an institution not only arose, but flourished.

Black shows that slavery and the slave trade were not merely add-ons to the development of Western civilization, but intimately linked to it. In a vital and accessible narrative, The Atlantic Slave Trade in World History enables students to understand this terrible element of human history and how it shaped the modern world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138841338
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/10/2015
Series: Themes in World History Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 190
Sales rank: 557,214
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. He is the author of over 100 books, including War in the Modern World, 1990-2014 and Introduction to Global Military History.

Table of Contents



1. Introduction

2. The Beginnings of the Atlantic Slave Trade

3. The Slave Trade Expands Greatly

4. The Slave Trade At Its Height

5. Abolitionism

6. After Slavery?

7. Conclusions

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