The Rise and Demise of Slavery and the Slave Trade in the Atlantic World

The Rise and Demise of Slavery and the Slave Trade in the Atlantic World

Edited by Philip Misevich, Kristin Mann

eBook for Handhelds

University of Rochester Press



Essays draw on quantitative and qualitative evidence to cast new light on slavery and the transatlantic slave trade as well as on the origins and development of the African diaspora.
Drawing on new quantitative and qualitative evidence, this study reexamines the rise, transformation, and slow demise of slavery and the slave trade in the Atlantic world. The twelve essays here reveal the legacies and consequences of abolition and chronicle the first formative global human rights movement. They also cast new light on the origins and development of the African diaspora created by the transatlantic slave trade. Engagingly written and attuned to twenty-first century as well as historical problems and debates, this book will appeal to specialists interested in cultural, economic, and political analysis of the slave trade as well as to nonspecialists seeking to understand anew how transatlantic slavery forever changed Europe, the Americas, and Africa.

Philip Misevich is assistant professor of history at St. John's University, and Kristin Mann is professor of history at Emory University.

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6 black and white, 21 line illustrations
376 pages
9x6 in
Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora
Hardback, 9781580465601, June 2016
eBook for Handhelds, 9781782048060, June 2016
University of Rochester Press
BISAC SOC054000, HIS001000, HIS037030
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Table of Contents

Consuming Goods, Consuming People: Reflections on the Transatlantic Slave Trade - David Richardson
Caribbean Slavery - Philip Morgan
"What Happened in the Colonies Stayed in the Colonies": The Dutch and the Slave-Free Paradox - Rik van Welie
The Growth of the Atlantic Slave Trade on the Windward Coast of Africa - Jelmer Vos
Winds and Sea Currents of the Atlantic Slave Trade - Daniel B. Domingues da Silva
Liberty, Equality, Humanity: Antislavery and Civil Society in Britain and France - Seymour Drescher
US Shipbuilding, Atlantic Markets, and the Structures of the Contraband Slave Trade - Leonardo Marques
The Illegal Slave Trade and One Yoruba Man's Transatlantic Passages from Slavery to Freedom - Kristin Mann
The Mende and Sherbro Diaspora in Nineteenth-Century Southern Sierra Leone - Philip Misevich
The Slow Pace of Slave Emancipation and Ex-slave Equality - Stanley L. Engerman
Creole versus Sugar: The Birth of the Trinidad Nation - Robert Goddard
Child Stealing, Slave Dealing, and African Agency in Colonial Southern Nigeria - Olatunji Ojo
Selected Bibliography
Notes on the Contributors


The collection as a whole rises to the laudatory occasion that it commemorates. HISPANIC AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW

A welcome addition to Atlantic scholarship. It is thought provoking, yet still easy to read...should appeal to undergraduates, graduate studies, and specialist alike. CAHIERS D'ETUDES AFRICAINES

It is always exciting to get to read a new book, and if that study introduces views and information not hitherto discussed or analyzed, the pleasure is even greater. In just such a book, Philip Misevich and Kristin Mann have edited a series of articles dedicated to David Eltis, who devoted many years to the study of slavery. H-NET

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