The Routledge History of Slavery

TitleThe Routledge History of Slavery
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsHeuman, Gad, and Trevor Burnard
Number of Pages367
PublisherRoutledge
CityLondon
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The Routledge History of Slavery is a landmark publication that provides an overview of the main themes surrounding the history of slavery from ancient Greece to the present day. Taking stock of the field of Slave Studies, the book explores the major advances that have taken place in the past few decades of study in this crucial field. Offering a transnational history of slavery, the chapters have all been specially commissioned for the collection. The volume begins by delineating the global nature of the institution of slavery, examining slavery in different parts of the world and over time. Topics covered here include slavery in Africa and the Indian Ocean World, as well as the Transatlantic Slave Trade. In Part Two, the chapters explore different themes that define slavery such as slave culture, the slave economy, slave resistance and the planter class, as well as areas of life affected by slavery, such as family and work. The final part goes on to study changes and continuities over time, looking at areas such as abolition, the aftermath of emancipation and commemoration. The volume concludes with a chapter on modern slavery.

URLhttps://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-History-of-Slavery/Heuman-Burnard/p/book/9780415520836
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