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Author Nellis, Eric Guest, 1938- author.
Title Shaping the New World : African slavery in the Americas, 1500-1888 / Eric Nellis.
Published North York, Ontario, Canada : University of Toronto Press, [2013]
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Description xix, 183 pages : maps ; 21 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Series International themes and issues ; volume 3
International themes and issues (Toronto, Ont.) ; v. 3.
Note Co-published by: Canadian Historical Association.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The setting for New World slavery : an overview -- The Atlantic slave trade -- Slavery and the shaping of colonial Latin America : 1500-1800 -- The making of the black Caribbean, 1650-1800 -- Slavery in prerevolutionary North America : the making of the "South" -- The slave as person : women, children, family, and culture -- The apogee : revolutions, abolitionism, persistence -- Conclusion.
Note Issued also in electronic format.
Summary Between 1500 and the middle of the nineteenth century, some 12.5 million slaves were sent as bonded labour from Africa to the European settlements in the Americas. Eric Nellis's remarkable synthesis, Shaping the New World, introduces students to the origins, growth, and consolidation of African slavery in the Americas. While the book explores the idea of the African slave as a tool in the formation of new American societies, it also acknowledges the culture, humanity, and importance of the slave as a person and highlights the role of women in slave societies. Serving as the third book in the UTP/CHA International Themes and Issues Series, Shaping the New World introduces readers to the topic of African slavery in the New World from a comparative perspective, specifically focusing on the English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch slave systems.
Subject Slavery -- America -- History.
Slavery -- Brazil -- History.
Slavery -- Caribbean Area -- History.
Slavery -- Latin America -- History.
Slavery -- United States -- History.
Slaves -- America -- Social conditions.
Slave trade -- Africa -- History.
Antislavery movements -- America -- History.
Related Names Canadian Historical Association, publisher.
Additional Format Nellis, Eric Guest, 1938-, author. Shaping the New World. International themes and issues (Toronto, Ont.) International themes and issues
ISBN 1442605553 paperback
9781442605558 paperback
9781442607644 bound
1442607645 bound
9781442605565 (pdf)
1442605561 (pdf)
9781442605572 (epub)
144260557X (epub)
OCLC number 824488947