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The Slavery Reader

Edited by Gad Heuman, James Walvin

© 2003 – Routledge

816 pages

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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Atlantic Slave Trade Part 2: Origins and Development of Slavery in the Americas Part 3: Slaves at Work Part 4: Family, Gender and Community Part 5: Slave Culture Part 6: Slave Economy and Material Culture Part 7: Slave Resistance Part 8: Race and Social Structure Part 9: Africans in the Atlantic World

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / United States / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations