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University Press of Florida
The Atlantic Slave Trade (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events, 1500-1900) / Edition 1

The Atlantic Slave Trade (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events, 1500-1900) / Edition 1

by Johannes PostmaJohannes Postma
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In 1502, the first African slaves were taken to Hispaniola. In 1888, Brazil became the last nation in the Western Hemisphere to outlaw slavery. For the nearly 400 years in between, slavery played a major role in linking the histories of Africa, North and South America, and Europe. Beginning with an overview of African slavery in the New World, Postma provides a detailed examination of five separate aspects of the phenomenon:
The capture of slaves and the Middle Passage
The identities of the enslaved and their lives after capture
The economics of the slave trade
The struggle to end slavery
The legacy of the slave trade.
Following these extensive analytical essays are biographies of important individuals—both black and white—in the history of the slave trade. Thirteen primary documents written by enslaved Africans and white officials, an annotated bibliography, and a timeline complete the book, making it a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813029061
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 09/21/2005
Series: Greenwood Guides to Historic Events 1500-1900 Series
Edition description: First
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Johannes Postma is emeritus professor of history at Minnesota State University, author of The Dutch in the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1600-1815, and co-editor of Riches from Atlantic Commerce: Dutch Transatlantic Trade and Shipping, 1585-1817.

Table of Contents

List of Maps, Tables, and Illustrations

Series Foreword



Chronology of Events

The Atlantic Slave Trade Explained

Biographical Sketched of Significant Persons in the Slave Trade

Primary Documents of the Atlantic Slave Trade

Glossary of Relevant Terms

Annotated Bibliography


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