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Slavery: Oxford Readers

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This new Reader draws on a range of documentary sources to show the origins, history, and realities of slavery and the slave trade. Exploring the economic, cultural, and political role of slavery, the volume shows the similarities as well as the differences in different times and places. While focusing primarily on the Americas, the volume extends to a consideration of slavery in other societies in the classical world, Africa, Asia, and the contemporary world. With over 150 selections, varying from one paragraph to several pages in length, the volume ranges widely, from international slave trade regulations and the individual records of slaveowners, to legislative debate concerning the emancipation of slaves. The volume aims to show the diversity of human experiences of slavery, and explains the causes of both the ending as well as the origins of slavery. Covering many aspects of slavery, the volume considers the ways in which slavery has been justified and attacked, the operations of slave societies, and the experiences of those living in them. Selections are drawn from a wide variety of sources, such as biblical and philosophical discussions, the writings of slaves, slaveowners, abolitionists, economists, lawyers, and historians. In addition, the volume includes selections from many leading historians and economists studying slavery and emancipation.
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This new Reader draws on a range of documentary sources to show the origins, history, and realities of slavery and the slave trade. Exploring the economic, cultural, and political role of slavery, the volume shows the similarities as well as the differences in different times and places. While focusing primarily on the Americas, the volume extends to a consideration of slavery in other societies in the classical world, Africa, Asia, and the contemporary world. With over 150 selections, varying from one paragraph to several pages in length, the volume ranges widely, from international slave trade regulations and the individual records of slaveowners, to legislative debate concerning the emancipation of slaves. The volume aims to show the diversity of human experiences of slavery, and explains the causes of both the ending as well as the origins of slavery. Covering many aspects of slavery, the volume considers the ways in which slavery has been justified and attacked, the operations of slave societies, and the experiences of those living in them.
Selections are drawn from a wide variety of sources, such as biblical and philosophical discussions, the writings of slaves, slaveowners, abolitionists, economists, lawyers, and historians. In addition, the volume includes selections from many leading historians and economists studying slavery and emancipation.
Stanley L. Engerman is Professor of Economics and History at the University of Rochester, NY. His publications include 'The Colonial Era', volume I of 'The Cambridge Economic History of the United States' (edited with Robert Gallman, 1996). Robert Paquette is Professor of History at Hamilton College, Clinton, NY. He is the author of 'Sugar is Made with Blood: The Conspiracy of La Escalera and the Conflict between Empires over Slavery in Cuba' (1998). Seymour Drescher is Professor of History and Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. His publications include 'The Meaning of Freedom: Economics, Politics and Culture after Slavery' (1992).
INTRODUCTION ; MEANING ; THE ORIGINS AND METHODS OF ENSLAVEMENT ; SLAVE LAWS ; THE SLAVE TRADE ; THE EXPERIENCE OF SLAVERY ; RESISTANCE ; ECONOMICS AND DEMOGRAPHY ; ABOLITION AND EMANCIPATION ; 4C EXTRACT FROM 'THE ECONOMIST' (1997)
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This new Reader draws on a range of documentary sources to show the origins, history, and realities of slavery and the slave trade. Exploring the economic, cultural, and political role of slavery, the volume shows the similarities as well as the differences in different times and places. While focusing primarily on the Americas, the volume extends to a consideration of slavery in other societies in the classical world, Africa, Asia, and the contemporary world. With
over 150 selections, varying from one paragraph to several pages in length, the volume ranges widely, from international slave trade regulations and the individual records of slaveowners, to
legislative debate concerning the emancipation of slaves. The volume aims to show the diversity of human experiences of slavery, and explains the causes of both the ending as well as the origins of slavery. Covering many aspects of slavery, the volume considers the ways in which slavery has been justified and attacked, the operations of slave societies, and the experiences of those living in them. Selections are drawn from a wide variety of sources, such as biblical and philosophical
discussions, the writings of slaves, slaveowners, abolitionists, economists, lawyers, and historians. In addition, the volume includes selections from many leading historians and economists studying slavery and
emancipation.
Documents drawn from primary texts enable the student to interpret evidence for themselves, promoting discussion and debate
Editors' general introduction and introductions to each section highlight key issues, guiding the reader through the selections and main areas of debate
Breadth and range of coverage make this a comprehensive introduction for the student or reader approaching the subject for the first time
Thematic approach enables students to focus on particular aspects, such as economic, social, or cultural implications of slavery
Material is subdivided geographically and then organised chronologically for ease of reference
Series
Oxford Readers
Language
English
ISBN-10
0192893025
ISBN-13
9780192893024
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
306.362
Year
2001
Publication Date
2001-05-31
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Place of Publication
Oxford
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edited by
Robert L. Paquette, Stanley L. Engerman, Seymour Drescher
Illustrations
maps
Birth
1951, 1936, 1934
Author
Stanley Engerman
Short Title
SLAVERY
Audience
Professional and Scholarly
Pages
520
Publisher
OUP Oxford
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