Shaping the New World

Shaping the New World

Shaping the New World introduces students to the origins, growth, and consolidation of African slavery in the Americas and race-based slavery's impact on the economic, social, and cultural development of the New World.

Author: Eric Guest Nellis

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442605558

Category: History

Page: 183

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Shaping the New World introduces students to the origins, growth, and consolidation of African slavery in the Americas and race-based slavery's impact on the economic, social, and cultural development of the New World.
Categories: History

The Rise of African Slavery in the Americas

The Rise of African Slavery in the Americas

Slaves Carried to the Americas as Percentage of All Transatlantic Migrants , 1500-1760 Slaves as % of all migrants 24.2 All carriers combined Before 1580 1580-1640 1640–1700 1700-1760 62.4 61.3 75.7 Source : Calculated from Table 1-1 ...

Author: David Eltis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052165548X

Category: History

Page: 353

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This book provides a fresh interpretation of the development of the English Atlantic slave system.
Categories: History

Slavery and the Making of America

Slavery and the Making of America

Slavery and the Making of America offers a richly illustrated, vividly written history that illuminates the human side of this inhumane institution, presenting it largely through stories of the slaves themselves.

Author: James Oliver Horton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195304510

Category: History

Page: 254

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The history of slavery is central to understanding the history of the United States. Slavery and the Making of America offers a richly illustrated, vividly written history that illuminates the human side of this inhumane institution, presenting it largely through stories of the slaves themselves. Readers will discover a wide ranging and sharply nuanced look at American slavery, from the first Africans brought to British colonies in the early seventeenth century to the end of Reconstruction. The authors document the horrors of slavery, particularly in the deep South, and describe the valiant struggles to escape bondage, from dramatic tales of slaves such as William and Ellen Craft to Dred Scott's doomed attempt to win his freedom through the Supreme Court. We see how slavery set our nation on the road of violence, from bloody riots that broke out in American cities over fugitive slaves, to the cataclysm of the Civil War. Along the way, readers meet such individuals as "Black Sam" Fraunces, a West Indian mulatto who owned the Queen's Head Tavern in New York City, a key meeting place for revolutionaries in the 1760s and 1770s and Sergeant William H. Carney, who won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery at the crucial assault on Fort Wagner duringthe Civil War as well as Benjamin "Pap" Singleton, a former slave who led freed African Americans to a new life on the American frontier.
Categories: History

Slavery in the Development of the Americas

Slavery in the Development of the Americas

flow of people made early modern migration history the story of a black and slave Atlantic . The prevailing explanation has had ... Was African slavery really the optimal source of labor for the rapid development of the Americas ?

Author: David Eltis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139452096

Category: History

Page: 372

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Slavery in the Development of the Americas brings together work from leading historians and economic historians of slavery. The essays cover various aspects of slavery and the role of slavery in the development of the southern United States, Brazil, Cuba, the French and Dutch Caribbean, and elsewhere in the Americas. Some essays explore the emergence of the slave system, and others provide important insights about the operation of specific slave economics. There are reviews of slave markets and prices, and discussions of the efficiency and distributional aspects of slavery. Perspectives are brought on the transition from slavery and subsequent adjustments, and the volume contains the work of prominent scholars, many of whom have been pioneers in the study of slavery in the Americas.
Categories: History

A World Transformed

A World Transformed

This book underscores just how thoroughly slavery is responsible for the making of the modern world.

Author: James Walvin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520386242

Category: History

Page: 425

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A comprehensive study of how slavery and enslaved people shaped the modern world. A World Transformed explores how slavery thrived at the heart of the entire Western world for more than three centuries. Arguing that slavery can be fully understood only by stepping back from traditional national histories, this book collects the scattered accounts of the latest modern scholarship into a comprehensive history of slavery and its shaping of the world we know. Celebrated historian James Walvin tells a global story that covers everything from the capitalist economy, labor, and the environment, to social culture and ideas of family, beauty, and taste. This book underscores just how thoroughly slavery is responsible for the making of the modern world. The enforced transportation and labor of millions of Africans became a massive social and economic force, catalyzing the rapid development of multiple new and enormous trading systems with profound global consequences. The labor and products of enslaved people changed the consumption habits of millions--in India and Asia, Europe and Africa, in colonized and Indigenous American societies. Across time, slavery shaped many of the dominant features of Western taste: items and habits or rare and costly luxuries, some of which might seem, at first glance, utterly removed from the horrific reality of slavery. A World Transformed traces the global impacts of slavery over centuries, far beyond legal or historical endpoints, confirming that the world created by slave labor lives on today.
Categories: History

Slavery and African Ethnicities in the Americas

Slavery and African Ethnicities in the Americas

In insecure frontier societies like Spanish Florida and Louisiana and elsewhere in Latin America, military and police use of slaves and their descendants was promoted as a strategic policy. Manumission of slaves was encouraged to expand ...

Author: Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807876860

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Enslaved peoples were brought to the Americas from many places in Africa, but a large majority came from relatively few ethnic groups. Drawing on a wide range of materials in four languages as well as on her lifetime study of slave groups in the New World, Gwendolyn Midlo Hall explores the persistence of African ethnic identities among the enslaved over four hundred years of the Atlantic slave trade. Hall traces the linguistic, economic, and cultural ties shared by large numbers of enslaved Africans, showing that despite the fragmentation of the diaspora many ethnic groups retained enough cohesion to communicate and to transmit elements of their shared culture. Hall concludes that recognition of the survival and persistence of African ethnic identities can fundamentally reshape how people think about the emergence of identities among enslaved Africans and their descendants in the Americas, about the ways shared identity gave rise to resistance movements, and about the elements of common African ethnic traditions that influenced regional creole cultures throughout the Americas.
Categories: Social Science

The End of Slavery in Africa and the Americas

The End of Slavery in Africa and the Americas

rations by the former slave-trading and slave-holding nations to the slave de- scendants on both sides of the Atlantic.8 This ... Facing up to the Past: Perspectives on the Commemoration of Slavery from Africa, the Americas and Europe, ...

Author: Ulrike Schmieder

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643103451

Category: History

Page: 169

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For centuries, social and economic relations within the Atlantic space were dominated by slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. However, when the trade ended, slave labor in America was replaced, by other forms of coerced labor. This book focuses on the transformation of societies after the slave trade and slavery. It combines micro- and macro-historical approaches and looks at the agency of slaves, missionaries, abolitionists, state officials, seamen, and soldiers.
Categories: History

The Impact of Slavery in America

The Impact of Slavery in America

The Impact of Slavery in America explores the present-day repercussions of slavery on US society, including in housing, education, health care, and the justice system.

Author: Duchess Harris

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781532173431

Category:

Page: 112

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The Impact of Slavery in America explores the present-day repercussions of slavery on US society, including in housing, education, health care, and the justice system. Features include a timeline, a glossary, further readings, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
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African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean

African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean

Some of this would suggest that slaves may have actually had to “learn” their ethnicity to some degree while in the Americas. This occurred simultaneously as slaves acquired new language skills and began adapting to the conditions of ...

Author: Herbert S. Klein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199885022

Category: History

Page: 312

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This is an original survey of the economic and social history of slavery of the Afro-American experience in Latin America and the Caribbean. The focus of the book is on the Portuguese, Spanish, and French-speaking regions of continental America and the Caribbean. It analyzes the latest research on urban and rural slavery and on the African and Afro-American experience under these regimes. It approaches these themes both historically and structurally. The historical section provides a detailed analysis of the evolution of slavery and forced labor systems in Europe, Africa, and America. The second half of the book looks at the type of life and culture which the salves experienced in these American regimes. The first part of the book describes the growth of the plantation and mining economies that absorbed African slave labor, how that labor was used, and how the changing international economic conditions affected the local use and distribution of the slave labor force. Particular emphasis is given to the evolution of the sugar plantation economy, which was the single largest user of African slave labor and which was established in almost all of the Latin American colonies. Once establishing the economic context in which slave labor was applied, the book shifts focus to the Africans and Afro-Americans themselves as they passed through this slave regime. The first part deals with the demographic history of the slaves, including their experience in the Atlantic slave trade and their expectations of life in the New World. The next part deals with the attempts of the African and American born slaves to create a viable and autonomous culture. This includes their adaptation of European languages, religions, and even kinship systems to their own needs. It also examines systems of cooptation and accommodation to the slave regime, as well as the type and intensity of slave resistances and rebellions. A separate chapter is devoted to the important and different role of the free colored under slavery in the various colonies. The unique importance of the Brazilian free labor class is stressed, just as is the very unusual mobility experienced by the free colored in the French West Indies. The final chapter deals with the differing history of total emancipation and how ex-slaves adjusted to free conditions in the post-abolition periods of their respective societies. The patterns of post-emancipation integration are studied along with the questions of the relative success of the ex-slaves in obtaining control over land and escape from the old plantation regimes.
Categories: History

Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

"Presenting a new understanding of slavery on the Northwest Coast and a new perspective on the nature of Northwest Coast society, this will be a classic on one of the most important North American culture areas."—R.

Author: Leland Donald

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520206168

Category: History

Page: 379

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With his investigation of slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America, Leland Donald makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the aboriginal cultures of this area. He shows that Northwest Coast servitude, relatively neglected by researchers in the past, fits an appropriate cross-cultural definition of slavery. Arguing that slaves and slavery were central to these hunting-fishing-gathering societies, he points out how important slaves were to the Northwest Coast economies for their labor and for their value as major items of exchange. Slavery also played a major role in more famous and frequently analyzed Northwest Coast cultural forms such as the potlatch and the spectacular art style and ritual systems of elite groups. The book includes detailed chapters on who owned slaves and the relations between masters and slaves; how slaves were procured; transactions in slaves; the nature, use, and value of slave labor; and the role of slaves in rituals. In addition to analyzing all the available data, ethnographic and historic, on slavery in traditional Northwest Coast cultures, Donald compares the status of Northwest Coast slaves with that of war captives in other parts of traditional Native North America.
Categories: History