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Africa & the Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World

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This book explores Africa's involvement in the Atlantic world from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries. It focuses especially on the causes and consequences of the slave trade, in Africa, in Europe, and in the New World. Prior to 1680, Africa's economic and military strength enabled African elites to determine how trade with Europe developed. Thornton examines the dynamics that made slaves so necessary to European colonizers. He explains why African slaves were placed in significant roles. Estate structure and demography affected the capacity of slaves to form a self-sustaining society and behave as cultural actors. This second edition contains a new chapter on eighteenth century developments.

Table of Contents

Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; Introduction; Part I. Africans in Africa: 1. The birth of the Atlantic world; 2. The development of commerce between Europeans and Africans; 3. Slavery and African social structure; 4. The process of enslavement and the slave trade; Part II. Africans in the New World: 5. Africans in colonial Atlantic societies; 6. Africans and Afro-Americans in the Atlantic world: life and labour; 7. African cultural groups in the Atlantic world; 8. Transformations of African culture in the Atlantic world; 9. African religions and Christianity in the Atlantic world; 10. Resistance, runaways, and rebels; Part III. Africans in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521622172
Author:
Thornton, John
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Curtin, Philip D.
Editor:
Burke, Edmund, III
Author:
Burke III, Edmund
Author:
Adas, Michael
Author:
Curtin, Philip D.
Author:
Edmund Burke III
Location:
New York
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Europe History 1492-1648.
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
World History-Africa
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Studies in Comparative World History
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 b/w illus. 5 maps
Pages:
378
Dimensions:
8.98 x 5.98 x 0.94 in 1.4 lb

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