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Questioning slavery

For the best part of three centuries the material well-being of the western world was dependent on slavery. Yet these systems were mainly brought to a very rapid end. This text surveys the key questions of slavery, and traces the arguments which have swirled around its history in recent years. The latest findings on slavery are presented, and a comparative analysis of slavery in the English-speaking Americas is offered
eBook, English, 1996
Routledge, London, 1996
Electronic books
1 online resource (xii, 202 pages)
9780203277362, 9780203442876, 9780415153560, 9780415153577, 9780203751114, 9781280218101, 9781134741137, 0203277368, 0203442873, 0415153565, 0415153573, 0203751116, 128021810X, 1134741138
1. Forging the link : Europe, Africa and the Americas
2. But why slavery?
3. Varieties of labour
4. Domination and control
5. Colour, race and subjugation
6. Men and women
7. The culture of resistance
8. Cultivating independence
9. Ending slavery
10. Freedom and varieties of slavery