This survey synthesizes the economic, social, cultural and political history of the Atlantic slave trade. It details the current scholarly knowledge of forced African migration and compares this knowledge to popular beliefs. The book examines the 400 years of the Atlantic slave trade, covering the West and East African experiences and the American colonies and republics that obtained slaves from Africa, outlining common features and local variations. It discusses the slave trade's economics, politics, demographic impact, and cultural implications in Africa and America, places the slave trade in the context of world trade, and examines its role in the growing relationship among Asia, Africa, Europe and America.
This survey synthesizes the economic, social, cultural and political history of the Atlantic slave trade.
Introduction; 1. Slavery in Western development; 2. American labor demand; 3. Africa at the time of the Atlantic slave trade; 4. The European organization of the slave trade; 5. The African organization of the slave trade; 6. The middle passage; 7. Social and cultural impact of the slave trade on America; 8. The end of the slave trade; Bibliography.
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.