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The Comparative Histories of Slavery in Brazil, Cuba, and the United…

by Laird Bergad

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This book is an introductory history of racial slavery in the Americas. Brazil and Cuba were among the first colonial societies to establish slavery in the early sixteenth century. Approximately a century later British colonial Virginia was founded, and slavery became an integral part of local culture and society. In all three nations, slavery spread to nearly every region, and in many areas it was the principal labor system utilized by rural and urban elites. This is the first work that systemically surveys slavery in the three nations from comparative perspectives. Chapters focus on slave narratives, demography, economy, culture, resistance and rebellions, and the causes of abolition.

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Laird Bergad presents a comparative history of slavery in Brazil, Cuba and the United States, countries in which the institutions of slavery survived long into the 19th century ; in Brazil as late as 1888. He assesses the various factors that led to these states being left behind by their more progressive neighbours.… (more)

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