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Slavery and the Rise of the Atlantic System…

Slavery and the Rise of the Atlantic System

by Barbara L. Solow (Editor)

Other authors: Luiz Felipe de Alencastro (Contributor), David Eltis (Contributor), P. C. Emmer (Contributor), Stanley L. Engerman (Contributor), David W. Galenson (Contributor)8 more, Franklin W. Knight (Contributor), Joseph C. Miller (Contributor), P.K. O'Brien (Contributor), William D. Phillips, Jr. (Contributor), Jacob M. Price (Contributor), David Richardson (Contributor), Barbara L. Solow (Contributor), Patrick Villiers (Contributor)

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The inclusion of the New World in the international economy, among the most important events in modern history, was based on slavery. Europeans brought at least eight million black men, women and children out of Africa to the Western Hemisphere between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, and slavery transformed the Atlantic into a complex trading area. This trade united North and South America, Europe, and Africa through the movement of peoples, goods and services, credit and capital. The essays in this book place slavery in the mainstream of modern history. They describe the transfer of slavery from the Old World, its role in forging the interdependence of the economies bordering the Atlantic, its effect on the empires of Portugal, the Netherlands, France, and Great Britain, and its impact on Africa.… (more)



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Solow, Barbara L.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
de Alencastro, Luiz FelipeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Eltis, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Emmer, P. C.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Engerman, Stanley L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Galenson, David W.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Knight, Franklin W.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Miller, Joseph C.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Brien, P.K.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Phillips, William D., Jr.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Price, Jacob M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Richardson, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Solow, Barbara L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Villiers, PatrickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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