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Routledge Studies in Slave and Post-Slave Societies and Cultures


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Motherhood, Childlessness and the Care of Children in Atlantic Slave Societies

Motherhood, Childlessness and the Care of Children in Atlantic Slave Societies

1st Edition

Edited By Camillia Cowling, Maria Helena Pereira Toledo Machado, Diana Paton, Emily West
September 18, 2019

This book provides critical perspectives on the multiple forms of ‘mothering’ that took place in Atlantic slave societies. Facing repeated child death, mothering was a site of trauma and grief for many, even as slaveholders romanticized enslaved women’s work in caring for slaveholders' ...

Popular Politics and British Anti-Slavery The Mobilisation of Public Opinion against the Slave Trade 1787-1807

Popular Politics and British Anti-Slavery: The Mobilisation of Public Opinion against the Slave Trade 1787-1807

1st Edition

By J.R. Oldfield
October 01, 1998

In 1792, 400,000 people put their signature to petitions calling for the abolition of the slaves trade. This work explains how this remarkable expression of support for black people was organized and orchestrated, and how it contributed to the growth of popular politics in Britain....

Resisting Bondage in Indian Ocean Africa and Asia

Resisting Bondage in Indian Ocean Africa and Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Edward A. Alpers, Gwyn Campbell, Michael Salman
April 27, 2016

This important collection of essays examines the history and impact of the abolition of the slave trade and slavery in the Indian Ocean World, a region stretching from Southern and Eastern Africa to the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia and the Far East. Slavery studies have traditionally ...

Representations of Slave Women in Discourses on Slavery and Abolition, 1780–1838

Representations of Slave Women in Discourses on Slavery and Abolition, 1780–1838

1st Edition

By Henrice Altink
April 24, 2014

This book analyzes textual representations of Jamaican slave women in three contexts--motherhood, intimate relationships, and work--in both pro- and antislavery writings. Altink examines how British abolitionists and pro-slavery activists represented the slave women to their audiences and...

Classical Slavery

Classical Slavery

1st Edition

Edited By Moses I. Finley
May 16, 2003

Slavery in Greece and Rome has always prompted comparisons with that of more recent history. This volume includes discussions of the relationship between war, piracy and slavery, early abolitionist movements as well as the supply and domestic aspects of slavery in these ancient societies....

Small Islands, Large Questions Society, Culture and Resistance in the Post-Emancipation Caribbean

Small Islands, Large Questions: Society, Culture and Resistance in the Post-Emancipation Caribbean

1st Edition

Edited By Karen Fog Olwig
August 01, 1995

This book focuses on the post-emancipation period in the Caribbean and how local societies dealt with the new socio-economic conditions. Scholars from Jamaica, the Virgin Islands, England, Denmark and The Netherlands link this era with the contemporary Caribbean....

Representing the Body of the Slave

Representing the Body of the Slave

1st Edition

Edited By Jane Gardner, Thomas Wiedemann
August 31, 2002

From the ancient world through to modern times the bodies of slaves have been represented in literature, documentary and personal narrative writing, and in art. This volume presents evidence of the past sins of mankind in both art and literature....

Against the Odds Free Blacks in the Slave Societies of the Americas

Against the Odds: Free Blacks in the Slave Societies of the Americas

1st Edition

Edited By Jane G. Landers
May 01, 1996

The seven contributions contained in this collection address various forms of manumission throughout the American South as well as the Caribbean. Topics include color, class, and identity on the eve of the Haitian revolution; where free persons of color stood in the hierarchy of wealth in antebellum...

From Slavery to Emancipation in the Atlantic World

From Slavery to Emancipation in the Atlantic World

1st Edition

Edited By Sylvia R. Frey, Betty Wood
May 31, 1999

This collection examines the effects of slavery and emancipation on race, class and gender in societies of the American South, the Caribbean, Latin America and West Africa. The contributors discuss what slavery has to teach us about patterns of adjustment and change, black identity and the extent ...

Rethinking the African Diaspora The Making of a Black Atlantic World in the Bight of Benin and Brazil

Rethinking the African Diaspora: The Making of a Black Atlantic World in the Bight of Benin and Brazil

1st Edition

Edited By Edna G. Bay, Kristin Mann
September 01, 2001

As a result of new research, we can now paint a more complex picture of peoples and cultures in the south Atlantic, from the earliest period of the slave trade up to the present. The nine papers in this volume indicate that a dynamic and continuous movement of peoples east as well as west across ...

Slavery and Colonial Rule in Africa

Slavery and Colonial Rule in Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Martin A. Klein, Suzanne Miers
November 01, 1998

This book brings together a series of new case studies, some by young scholars, others by widely published authors. All are based on original research and designed to enhance our understanding of the process of the abolition of slavery in Africa at the grass-roots level. Part of the studies are on...

Reconstructing the Black Past Blacks in Britain 1780-1830

Reconstructing the Black Past: Blacks in Britain 1780-1830

1st Edition

By Dr Norma Myers, Norma Myers
July 31, 1996

This book examines the character and composition of the black population of Britain between 1780 and 1830, previous studies of which have been hampered by a lack of demographic evidence. Drawing heavily from data collected from parish registers, contemporary newspapers and journals, parliamentary ...

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