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Author Klein, Herbert S

Title The Atlantic slave trade / Herbert S. Klein

Publ Info Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
Edition Second edition, New edition
 CCRI-Prov.  HT1322 .K54 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  HT1322 .K54 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  HT1322 K54 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xx, 242 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series New approaches to the Americas
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Slavery in Western development -- American labor demand -- Africa at the time of the Atlantic slave trade -- The European organization of the slave trade -- The African organization of the slave trade -- The middle passage -- Social and cultural impact of the slave trade on America -- The end of the slave trade
Note "This survey is a synthesis of the economic, social, cultural, and political history of the Atlantic slave trade, providing the general reader with a basic understanding of the current state of scholarly knowledge of forced African migration and compares this knowledge to popular beliefs. The Atlantic Slave Trade examines the four hundred years of Atlantic slave trade, covering the West and East African experiences, as well as all the American colonies and republics that obtained slaves from Africa. It outlines both the common features of this trade and the local differences that developed. It discusses the slave trade's economics, politics, demographic impact, and cultural implications in relationship to Africa as well as America. Finally, it places the slave trade in the context of world trade and examines the role it played in the growing relationship between Asia, Africa, Europe, and America. This new edition incorporates the latest findings of the last decade in slave trade studies carried out in Europe and America. It also includes new data on the slave trade voyages which have justrecently been made available to the public"--Provided by publisher
LC subject Slave trade -- Africa
Slave trade -- Europe
Slave trade -- America
ISBN 9780521182508 (pbk.)
0521182506 (pbk.)
9780521766302 (hbk.)
0521766303 (hbk.)