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The Resource Freedom : the overthrowing of the slave empires, James Walvin

Freedom : the overthrowing of the slave empires, James Walvin

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Freedom : the overthrowing of the slave empires
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Freedom
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the overthrowing of the slave empires
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James Walvin
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eng
Summary
In this timely and readable new work, Walvin focuses not on abolitionism or the brutality and suffering of slavery, but on the resistance of the enslaved themselves-from sabotage and absconding to full-blown uprisings-and its impact in overthrowing slavery. He also looks that whole Atlantic world, including the Spanish Empire and Brazil, all of which revolved around slavery.? In the three centuries following Columbus's landfall in the Americas, slavery became a critical institution across swathes of both North and South America. It saw twelve million Africans forced onto slave ships, and had seismic consequences for Africa while leading to the transformation of the Americas and to the material enrichment of the Western world. It was also largely unquestioned. Yet within a mere seventy-five years, slavery had vanished from the Americas: it declined, collapsed and was destroyed by a complexity of forces that, to this day, remains disputed, but there is no doubting that it was in large part defeated by those it had enslaved.? Slavery itself came in many shapes and sizes. It is perhaps best remembered on the plantations of the American south, but slavery varied enormously from one crop to another: sugar, tobacco, rice, coffee, cotton. And there was in addition myriad tasks for the enslaved to do, from shipboard and dockside labor, from factories to the frontier, through to domestic labor and child-care duties. Slavery was, then, both ubiquitous and varied. But if all these millions of diverse, enslaved people had one thing in common it was a universal detestation of their bondage. Most of these enslaved peoples did not live to see freedom. But an old freed man or woman in Cuba or Brazil in the 1880s would have lived through its destruction clean across the Americas. The collapse of slavery and the triumph of black freedom constitutes an extraordinary historical upheaval, one which still resonates throughout the world today
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Walvin, James
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Slave insurrections
  • Slaves
  • Slavery
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the overthrow of the slave empires
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Freedom : the overthrowing of the slave empires, James Walvin
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • txt
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Contents
People as things: The slave trade -- Sinews of empire: Africans and the making of American empires -- Slave defiance -- The slave owners' nightmare: Haiti -- The Friends of Black Freedom -- Freeing Britain's slaves -- The fall of US slavery -- The end of slavery in the Spanish empire -- The last to go: Brazil -- Abolition in the wider world -- Slavery in the modern age -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 304 pages
Isbn
9781643132068
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rdamedia
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  • (OCoLC)1085216820
  • (OCoLC)on1085216820
  • 663362
Label
Freedom : the overthrowing of the slave empires, James Walvin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
People as things: The slave trade -- Sinews of empire: Africans and the making of American empires -- Slave defiance -- The slave owners' nightmare: Haiti -- The Friends of Black Freedom -- Freeing Britain's slaves -- The fall of US slavery -- The end of slavery in the Spanish empire -- The last to go: Brazil -- Abolition in the wider world -- Slavery in the modern age -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 304 pages
Isbn
9781643132068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1085216820
  • (OCoLC)on1085216820
  • 663362

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