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Africa and Africans in Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800 (2ND 98 Edition)

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Focusing especially on the causes and consequences of the slave trade, in Africa, in Europe, and in the New World, this book explores Africa's involvement in the Atlantic world from the 15th through the 18th centuries. Author John Thornton examines the dynamics that made slaves so necessary to European colonizers. This new edition contains an added chapter on 18th-century developments.

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This book explores Africa's involvement in the Atlantic world from the fifteenth to 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 which 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521627245
Editor:
Burke III, Edmund
Editor:
Burke III, Edmund
Editor:
Burke, Edmund, III
Editor:
Burke III, Edmund
Editor:
Curtin, Philip D.
Author:
Burke III, Edmund
Author:
Adas, Michael
Author:
Thornton, John
Author:
Curtin, Philip D.
Author:
Edmund Burke III
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
History
Subject:
America
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Foreign countries
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:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 line diagrams 5 maps
Pages:
378
Dimensions:
8.88x5.91x.70 in. 1.13 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This book explores Africa's involvement in the Atlantic world from the fifteenth to 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 which 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.
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