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Slavery and Slaving in World History: 1992-1996

Slavery and Slaving in World History: 1992-1996

  • Author: Joseph Calder Miller
  • Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
  • ISBN: 0765602806
  • Category: History
  • Page: 584
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Volume 2 is a supplement to Slavery and Slaving in World History: A Bibliography, 1900-1991, covering the years 1992-1996 with over 4000 new fully indexed entries. Listings are from all Western European languages, with the principal sections organized by political/geographical frameworks of the enslavers. Subject/keyword and author indexes provide immediate, detailed access to the material.

Classical Slavery

Classical Slavery

  • Author: Moses I. Finley
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780714633206
  • Category: History
  • Page: 122
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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.

Bury the Chains

Bury the Chains

The British Struggle to Abolish Slavery

  • Author: Adam Hochschild
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0330469908
  • Category: History
  • Page: 456
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Eighteenth-century Britain was the world’s leading centre for the slave trade. Profits soared and fortunes were made, but in 1788 things began to change. Bury The Chains tells the remarkable story of the men who sought to end slavery and brought the issue to the heart of British political life. ‘Hochschild's marvellous book is a timely reminder of what a small group of determined people, with right on their side, can achieve. Carefully researched and elegantly written, with a pacy narrative that ranges from the coffee houses of London to the back-breaking sugar plantations of the West Indies, it charts the unlikely success of the first international human rights movement' Saul David, Literary Review 'Hochschild is such a gifted researcher and story-teller that he never fails to hold the reader's attention. . . For all its terrible theme, Hochschild's book is not in the least depressing, because it is suffused with admiration for the courage and enlightenment of the men and women who crusaded against this evil, and finally prevailed' Max Hastings, Sunday Telegraph 'Thought-provoking, absorbing and well-written' Brendan Simms, Sunday Times 'Stirring and unforgettable' Economist

The Challenge of American History

The Challenge of American History

  • Author: Louis P. Masur
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 9780801862229
  • Category: History
  • Page: 331
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In The Challenge of American History, Louis Masur brings together a sampling of recent scholarship to determine the key issues preoccupying historians of American history and to contemplate the discipline's direction for the future. The fifteen summary essays included in this volume allow professional historians, history teachers, and students to grasp in a convenient and accessible form what historians have been writing about.

The Atlantic in World History

The Atlantic in World History

  • Author: Karen Ordahl Kupperman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019998655X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 168
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As Europeans began to move into the Atlantic in the late fifteenth century, first encountering islands and then two continents across the sea, they initiated a process that revolutionized the lives of people everywhere. American foods enriched their diets. Furs, precious metals, dyes, and many other products underwrote new luxury trades, and tobacco became the first consumer craze as the price plummeted with ever-enlarging production. Much of the technology that made new initiatives, such as sailing out of sight of land, possibly drew on Asian advances that came into Europe through North Africa. Sugar and other crops came along the same routes, and Europeans found American environments ideal for their cultivation. Leaders along the African coast controlled the developing trade with Europeans, and products from around the Atlantic entered African life. As American plantations were organized on an industrial scale, they became voracious consumers of labor. American Indians, European indentured servants, and enslaved Africans were all employed, and over time slavery became the predominant labor system in the plantation economies. American Indians adopted imported technologies and goods to enhance their own lives, but diseases endemic in the rest of the world to which Americans had no acquired immunity led to dramatic population decline in some areas. From Brazil to Canada, Indians withdrew into the interior, where they formed large and powerful new confederations. Atlantic exchange opened new possibilities. All around the ocean, states that had been marginal to the main centers in the continents' interiors now found themselves at the forefront of developing trades with the promise of wealth and power. European women and men whose prospects were circumscribed at home saw potential in emigration. Economic aspirations beckoned large numbers, but also, in the maelstrom following the Reformation, others sought the chance to worship as they saw fit. Many saw their hopes dashed, but some succeeded as they had desired. Ultimately, as people of African and European descent came to predominate in American populations, they broke political ties to Europe and reshaped transatlantic relationships.

Mastering Slavery

Mastering Slavery

Memory, Family, and Identity in Women's Slave Narratives

  • Author: Jennifer B. Fleischner
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 081472888X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 244
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In Mastering Slavery, Fleischner draws upon a range of disciplines, including psychoanalysis, African-American studies, literary theory, social history, and gender studies, to analyze how the slave narratives--in their engagement with one another and with white women's antislavery fiction--yield a far more amplified and complicated notion of familial dynamics and identity than they have generally been thought to reveal. Her study exposes the impact of the entangled relations among master, mistress, slave adults and slave children on the sense of identity of individual slave narrators. She explores the ways in which our of the social, psychological, biological--and literary--crossings and disruptions slavery engendered, these autobiographers created mixed, dynamic narrative selves.

Schwarze Karibik

Schwarze Karibik

Sklaven, Sklavereikultur und Emanzipation

  • Author: Michael Zeuske
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Blacks
  • Page: 653
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Michael Zeuske analysiert Kuba und andere Inseln der Karibik als Fokus der Globalgeschichte der Neuzeit. Er legt die 500-jährige Geschichte von Sklaverei und Rassismus dar, er zeigt den Alltag der Sklavereigesellschaften, den Widerstand, Kultur und Religion sowie Anpassung der afrikanischen Menschen und ihrer Nachkommen in einer frühen atlantischen Boomwirtschaft.

Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men

Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men

A History of the American Civil War

  • Author: Jeffrey Hummel
  • Publisher: Open Court
  • ISBN: 0812698444
  • Category: History
  • Page: 448
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This book combines a sweeping narrative of the Civil War with a bold new look at the war’s significance for American society. Professor Hummel sees the Civil War as America’s turning point: simultaneously the culmination and repudiation of the American revolution. While the chapters tell the story of the Civil War and discuss the issues raised in readable prose, each chapter is followed by a detailed bibliographical essay, looking at all the different major works on the subject, with their varying ideological viewpoints and conclusions. In his economic analysis of slavery, Professor Hummel takes a different view than the two major poles which have determined past discussions of the topic. While some writers claim that slavery was unprofitable and harmful to the Southern economy, and others maintain it was profitable and efficient for the South, Hummel uses the economic concept of Deadweight Loss to show that slavery was both highly profitable for slave owners and harmful to Southern economic development. While highly critical of Confederate policy, Hummel argues that the war was fought to prevent secession, not to end slavery, and that preservation of the Union was not necessary to end slavery: the North could have let the South secede peacefully, and slavery would still have been quickly terminated. Part of Hummel’s argument is that the South crucially relied on the Northern states to return runaway slaves to their owners. This new edition has a substantial new introduction by the author, correcting and supplementing the account given in the first edition (the major revision is an increase in the estimate of total casualties) and a foreword by John Majewski, a rising star of Civil War studies.

World of a Slave: Encyclopedia of the Material Life of Slaves in the United States [2 volumes]

World of a Slave: Encyclopedia of the Material Life of Slaves in the United States [2 volumes]

Encyclopedia of the Material Life of Slaves in the United States

  • Author: Kym S. Rice,Martha B. Katz-Hyman
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313349436
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 581
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This two-volume encyclopedia is the first to focus on the material life of slaves. • 178 A–Z entries on almost all aspects of the material culture of enslaved African Americans from the 17th century until 1865 • Contributions from a plethora of scholars, curators, artisans, and archaeologists in the field • Sidebars including quotations from former slaves in which they describe the use and meaning of material objects • Period paintings, watercolors, photographs, and drawings that illustrate the material world of enslaved blacks • Photos of buildings, archaeological assemblages, and modern-day reproductions to illustrate specific entries • A thematic guide that helps users easily find related topics • Includes a substantial selected bibliography, including vetted websites

Gender and the Southern Body Politic

Gender and the Southern Body Politic

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • ISBN: 9781617034008
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

  • Author: Harriet Jacobs
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101128077
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
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One of the central firsthand accounts of slavery in America A haunting, evocative recounting of her life as a slave in North Carolina and of her final escape and emancipation, Harriet Jacobs's classic narrative, written between 1853 and 1858 and published pseduonymously in 1861, tells firsthand of the horrors inflicted on slaves. In writing this extraordinary memoir, which culminates in the seven years she spent hiding in a crawl space in her grandmother's attic, Jacobs skillfully used the literary genres of her time, presenting a thoroughly feminist narrative that portrays the evils and traumas of slavery, particularly for women and children. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Peoples of the Caribbean

The Peoples of the Caribbean

An Encyclopedia of Archeology and Traditional Culture

  • Author: Nicholas J. Saunders
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1576077012
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 399
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Offers a comprehensive guide to the archaeology and traditional culture of the Caribbean.

Sex and Sexuality in Early America

Sex and Sexuality in Early America

  • Author: Merril D. Smith
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 9780814780671
  • Category: History
  • Page: 341
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What role did sexual assault play in the conquest of America? How did American attitudes toward female sexuality evolve, and how was sexuality regulated in the early Republic? Sex and sexuality have always been the subject of much attention, both scholarly and popular. Yet, accounts of the early years of the United States tend to overlook the importance of their influence on the shaping of American culture. Sex and Sexuality in Early America addresses this neglected topic with original research covering a wide spectrum, from sexual behavior to sexual perceptions and imagery. Focusing on the period between the initial contact of Europeans and Native Americans up to 1800, the essays encompass all of colonial North America, including the Caribbean and Spanish territories. Challenging previous assumptions, these essays address such topics as rape as a tool of conquest; perceptions and responses to Native American sexuality; fornication, bastardy, celibacy, and religion in colonial New England; gendered speech in captivity narratives; representations of masculinity in eighteenth- century seduction tales, the sexual cosmos of a southern planter, and sexual transgression and madness in early American fiction. The contributors include Stephanie Wood, Gordon Sayre, Steven Neuwirth, Else L. Hambleton, Erik R. Seeman, Richard Godbeer, Trevor Burnard, Natalie A. Zacek, Wayne Bodle, Heather Smyth, Rodney Hessinger, and Karen A. Weyler.

Forgeries of Memory and Meaning

Forgeries of Memory and Meaning

Blacks and the Regimes of Race in American Theater and Film before World War II

  • Author: Cedric J. Robinson
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469606755
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 456
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Cedric J. Robinson offers a new understanding of race in America through his analysis of theater and film of the early twentieth century. He argues that economic, political, and cultural forces present in the eras of silent film and the early "talkies" firmly entrenched limited representations of African Americans. Robinson grounds his study in contexts that illuminate the parallel growth of racial beliefs and capitalism, beginning with Shakespearean England and the development of international trade. He demonstrates how the needs of American commerce determined the construction of successive racial regimes that were publicized in the theater and in motion pictures, particularly through plantation and jungle films. In addition to providing new depth and complexity to the history of black representation, Robinson examines black resistance to these practices. Whereas D. W. Griffith appropriated black minstrelsy and romanticized a national myth of origins, Robinson argues that Oscar Micheaux transcended uplift films to create explicitly political critiques of the American national myth. Robinson's analysis marks a new way of approaching the intellectual, political, and media racism present in the beginnings of American narrative cinema.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 3: History

  • Author: Charles Reagan Wilson
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469616556
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 408
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Providing a chronological and interpretive spine to the twenty-four volumes of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, this volume broadly surveys history in the American South from the Paleoindian period (approximately 8000 B.C.E.) to the present. In 118 essays, contributors cover the turbulent past of the region that has witnessed frequent racial conflict, a bloody Civil War fought and lost on its soil, massive in- and out-migration, major economic transformations, and a civil rights movement that brought fundamental change to the social order. Charles Reagan Wilson's overview essay examines the evolution of southern history and the way our understanding of southern culture has unfolded over time and in response to a variety of events and social forces--not just as the opposite of the North but also in the larger context of the Atlantic World. Longer thematic essays cover major eras and events, such as early settlement, slave culture, Reconstruction, the New Deal, and the rise of the New South. Brief topical entries cover individuals--including figures from the Civil War, the civil rights movement, and twentieth-century politics--and organizations such as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Daughters of the Confederacy, and Citizens' Councils, among others. Together, these essays offer a sweeping reference to the rich history of the region.

Children in Colonial America

Children in Colonial America

  • Author: James Marten
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814757154
  • Category: History
  • Page: 253
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With the recent explosion of high-profile court cases and staggering jury awards, America's justice system has moved to the forefront of our nation's consciousness. Yet while the average citizen is bombarded with information about a few sensational cases--such as the multi-million dollar damages awarded a woman who burned herself with McDonald's coffee-- most Americans are unaware of the truly dramatic transformation our courts and judicial system have undergone over the past three decades, and of the need to reform the system to adapt to that transformation. In Reforming the Civil Justice System, Larry Kramer has compiled a work that charts these revolutionary changes and offers solutions to the problems they present. Organized into three parts, the book investigates such topics as settlement incentives and joint tortfeasors, substance and form in the treatment of scientific evidence after Daubert v. Merrell Dow, and guiding jurors in valuing pain and suffering damages. Reforming the Civil Justice System offers feasible solutions that can realistically be adopted as our civil justice system continues to be refined and improved.

Jews and Blacks in the Early Modern World

Jews and Blacks in the Early Modern World

  • Author: Jonathan Schorsch
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521820219
  • Category: History
  • Page: 546
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This book describes the ways Jews imagined and treated Blacks during the first three centuries of the Atlantic slave trade and European colonialism. Using many previously unexamined sources, it goes beyond mere inter-ethnic polemics to lay out for the first time the scope of Jewish anti-Blackness in places such as Portugal, the Ottoman Empire, Italy, Amsterdam and the Caribbean. Readers will see that Jewish attitudes and behavior remained barely distinguishable from general European trends, hardly benign, but far less intense.

Down, Up, and Over

Down, Up, and Over

Slave Religion and Black Theology

  • Author: Dwight N. Hopkins
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • ISBN: 9781451407358
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 300
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"First reconstructs the culutral matrix of African American religion, a total way of life formed by Protestantism, American culture, and the institution of slavery (1619-1865). Whites from Europe and Blacks from Africa arrived with specific, differing views of God, faith, and humanity. Hopkins recreates their worldviews and shows how white theology sought to remake African Americans into naturally inferior beings divinely ordained into subservience. The counter voice of enslaved blacks is the birth of the Spirit of liberation." -- Back cover.

The Oxford Handbook of African Archaeology

The Oxford Handbook of African Archaeology

  • Author: Peter Mitchell,Paul Lane
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191626155
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 1080
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Africa has the longest and arguably the most diverse archaeological record of any of the continents. It is where the human lineage first evolved and from where Homo sapiens spread across the rest of the world. Later, it witnessed novel experiments in food-production and unique trajectories to urbanism and the organisation of large communities that were not always structured along strictly hierarchical lines. Millennia of engagement with societies in other parts of the world confirm Africa's active participation in the construction of the modern world, while the richness of its history, ethnography, and linguistics provide unusually powerful opportunities for constructing interdisciplinary narratives of Africa's past. This Handbook provides a comprehensive and up-to-date synthesis of African archaeology, covering the entirety of the continent's past from the beginnings of human evolution to the archaeological legacy of European colonialism. As well as covering almost all periods and regions of the continent, it includes a mixture of key methodological and theoretical issues and debates, and situates the subject's contemporary practice within the discipline's history and the infrastructural challenges now facing its practitioners. Bringing together essays on all these themes from over seventy contributors, many of them living and working in Africa, it offers a highly accessible, contemporary account of the subject for use by scholars and students of not only archaeology, but also history, anthropology, and other disciplines.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History

The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History

  • Author: John Parker,Richard Reid
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191667552
  • Category: History
  • Page: 560
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The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History represents an invaluable tool for historians and others in the field of African studies. This collection of essays, produced by some of the finest scholars currently working in the field, provides the latest insights into, and interpretations of, the history of Africa - a continent with a rich and complex past. An understanding of this past is essential to gain perspective on Africa's current challenges, and this accessible and comprehensive volume will allow readers to explore various aspects - political, economic, social, and cultural - of the continent's history over the last two hundred years. Since African history first emerged as a serious academic endeavour in the 1950s and 1960s, it has undergone numerous shifts in terms of emphasis and approach, changes brought about by political and economic exigencies and by ideological debates. This multi-faceted Handbook is essential reading for anyone with an interest in those debates, and in Africa and its peoples. While the focus is determinedly historical, anthropology, geography, literary criticism, political science and sociology are all employed in this ground-breaking study of Africa's past.