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Caribbean History Books Bibliography

Bibliography

This bibliography is taken from History Online, which provides bibliographic information on books and journal articles published by UK academic publishers. The bibliography below represents a selection of books on topics related to migration in History Online. Search History Online for other books and journal articles.

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Atlantic slave trade

The Atlantic Slave Trade: Volume I Origins–1600

Edited by Jeremy Black

Published 2006; ISBN 9780754625711
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The Atlantic Slave Trade: Volume II Seventeenth Century

Edited by Jeremy Black

Published 2006; ISBN 9780754625766
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The Atlantic Slave Trade: Volume III Eighteenth Century

Edited by Jeremy Black

Published 2006; ISBN 9780754625797
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The Atlantic Slave Trade: Volume IV Nineteenth Century

Edited by Jeremy Black

Published 2006; ISBN 9780754625827
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The Atlantic Slave Trade: 4 Volume Set

Edited by Jeremy Black

Published 2006; ISBN 9780754626824
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Slavery, Atlantic Trade and the British Economy, 1660-1800

Kenneth Morgan

This book considers the impact of slavery and Atlantic trade on British economic development in the generations between the restoration of the Stuart monarchy and the era of the Younger Pitt. During this period Britain's trade became 'Americanised' and industrialisation began to occur in the domestic economy. The slave trade and the broader patterns of Atlantic commerce contributed important dimensions of British economic growth although they were more significant for their indirect, qualitative contribution than for direct quantitative gains. Kenneth Morgan investigates five key areas within the topic that have been subject to historical debate: the profits of the slave trade; slavery, capital accumulation and British economic development; exports and transatlantic markets; the role of business institutions; and the contribution of Atlantic trade to the growth of British ports. This stimulating and accessible book provides essential reading for students of slavery and the slave trade, and British economic history.

ISBN 9780521588140
Cambridge University Press

The Early Modern Atlantic Economy

Edited by John J. McCusker

This book throws new light on the interlocking commercial relationships of the Atlantic trading world during the centuries ending with the American and French Revolutions. Grouped under four themes - the role of merchants and their connections; the development of trades; imperial economies; and colonial working societies - and written by an international team of thirteen celebrated economic historians, these essays add to our knowledge and understanding of the transatlantic economy. Contributions range from studies of individual businessmen, labour patterns, port cities, and branches of trade, to comparative studies of trading nations. They consider the role of the British and French empires as well as the imperial endeavours of other European powers in the Atlantic, drawing attention to the wider implications. This book throws new light on commerce and the early modern Atlantic economy, and will be a valuable resource for economic historians at all levels.

ISBN 9780521782494
Cambridge University Press

Slave Ship Sailors and Their Captive Cargoes, 1730-1807

Emma Christopher

Despite the vast literature on the transatlantic slave trade, the role of sailors aboard slave ships has remained unexplored. This book fills that gap by examining every aspect of their working lives, from their reasons for signing on a slaving vessel, to their experiences in the Caribbean and the American South after their human cargoes had been sold. It explores how they interacted with men and women of African origin at their ports of call, from the Africans they traded with, to the free black seamen who were their crewmates, to the slaves and ex-slaves they mingled with in the port cities of the Americas. Most importantly, it questions their interactions with the captive Africans they were transporting during the dread middle passage, arguing that their work encompassed the commoditisation of these people ready for sale.

ISBN 9780521679664
Cambridge University Press

Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America

Sylviane A.Diouf

This riveting books tells the fascinating story of the Clotilda, the last ship to bring African slaves to America, the shameful antecedents to the incident and the unusual and inspiring aftermath. Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, the book brings to light a little-known yet vitally important element to this troubled aspect of US history.

Published 2007; ISBN 9780195311044
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The Slave Trade Debate

John Pinfold

At the height of the debate about the slave trade and its abolition in the 1780s and '90s, each side issued pamphlets in support of its position. This publication reproduces a selection of representative pamphlets encompassing the arguments put forward by each side. The pamphlets discuss many of the issues including humanitarianism and the Rights of Man, the economic well-being of Britain's colonial territories in the aftermath of the loss of the American colonies, the state of the British merchant marine and the Royal Navy, the condition of the poor in England, and, not least, the economic and moral condition of the slaves themselves, not only in the West Indies but also in Africa. Both sides drew freely on scriptural sources to support their case, thus providing a fascinating sidelight on theological debate of the time.The book includes pamphlets written by the Duke of Clarence, later King William IV, and by Sir John Gladstone (father of the Prime Minister) in support of the trade, and sets these against the leading abolitionists such as Wilberforce. It also includes a transcript of part of the unpublished journal of James Ramsay, a well-known abolitionist, in which he provides model answers for abolitionists asked to testify before a committee of enquiry.Collectively, these pamphlets provide a unique snapshot of a movement which became the prototype for all subsequent mass political and humanitarian campaigns, including the Anti-Apartheid Movement and the campaign to Make Poverty History.

Published 2007; ISBN 978-1-851-24316-7
Bodleian Library

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Europe and slavery

The Dutch in the Atlantic Economy, 1580-1880: Trade, Slavery, and Emancipation

Pieter Emmer

The book presents the first survey in English of the system of slavery and of the abolition of the slave trade and of slave emancipation in the Dutch Atlantic.

Published 1998; ISBN 9780860786979
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The English in West Africa, 1691-1699: The Local Correspondence of the Royal African Company of England, 1681-1699, Part 3

Robin Law

This completes Robin Law's highly acclaimed edition of the letter-books of the Royal African Company, the most substantial body of source material on English trade in West Africa in the late seventeenth century. The correspondence provides massively detailed day-to-day documentation of local operations and interactions.

Published 2006; ISBN 9780197263921
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The Oxford Companion to Black British History

David Dabydeen, John Gilmore and Cecily Jones

A comprehensive A-Z guide to the history of black people in the British Isles from classical times to the present day. There are entries for landmark figures (e.g. Mary Seacole, Crimean nurse, and Walter Tull, footballer and First World War officer), key events (the Somerset Case, the Brixton Riots), concepts (Emancipation, Reparations), and historical accounts. Subject areas range from medicine and warfare to art, music, sport, and education.

Published 2007; ISBN 9780192804396
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Anglicanism and the British Empire, c.1700-1850

Rowan Strong

An examination of how, during the period 1700-1850, Anglican Christian understanding of the British Empire powerfully shaped the identities both of the people living in British colonies in North America, Bengal, Australia, and New Zealand - including colonists, indigenous peoples, and Negro slaves - and of the English in Britain.

Published 2007; ISBN 9780199218042
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Slavery and the British Empire

Kenneth Morgan

An introduction to the entire history of British involvement with slavery and the slave trade, with an especial focus on the two centuries from 1650, and covering the Atlantic world, especially North America and the West Indies, as well as the Cape Colony, Mauritius, and India.

Published 2007; ISBN 9780199238996 (hardback); 9780192892911 (paperback)
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Ireland, Slavery and Anti-Slavery: 1612-1865

Nini Rodgers

This book tackles a hitherto neglected topic by presenting Ireland as very much a part of the Black Atlantic world. It shows how slaves and sugar produced economic and political change in Eighteenth-century Ireland and discusses the role of Irish emigrants in slave societies in the Caribbean and North America. It traces the development of the Irish anti-slavery movement explaining why it appealed to such prominent figures as Olaudah Equiano, Fredrick Douglass and Daniel O'Connell.

Published 2007; ISBN 9780333770993
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Feminism and Empire

Clare Midgley

Feminism and Empire establishes the foundational impact that Britain's position as leading imperial power had on the origins of modern western feminism. Based on extensive new research, this study exposes the intimate links between debates on the 'woman question' and the constitution of 'colonial discourse' in order to highlight the centrality of empire to white middle-class women's activism in Britain.

Published 2007; ISBN 9780415250153
Routledge

Empire, the National, and the Postcolonial, 1890-1920: Resistance in Interaction

Elleke Boehmer

This book explores the political and textual interrelations which linked anti-colonialists, nationalists, and modernists in the years 1890-1920. Focusing on both canonical and less well-known figures, and interconnecting Europe, India, and South Africa, the book considers how resistance to domination and nationalist processes of 'making new' emerged not only in reaction to the colonizer but due to the interaction between colonial margins at the time.

Published 2005; ISBN 9780198184454
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Black Experience and the Empire

Philip D. Morgan and Sean Hawkins

This work explores the lives of people of sub-Saharan Africa and their descendants, how they were shaped by empire, and how they in turn influenced the empire in everything from material goods to cultural style. No people were more uprooted and dislocated; or travelled more within the empire; or created more of a trans-imperial culture.

Published 2006; ISBN 9780199290673
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Sir John Hawkins: Queen Elizabeth's Slave Trader

Kelsey

A man of many contradictions, the pirate Sir John Hawkins (cousin of Sir Francis Drake) made fortunes for himself, Queen Elizabeth, and other investors, and was knighted in 1588 for his role in defeating the Spanish Armada. He also established the British slave trade and at other points in his life committed treason, murder, and adultery. This riveting biography of Hawkins narrates the events of a bold man's extraordinary life.

Published 2003; ISBN 978-0-300-09663-7
Yale University Press

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Slavery and literature

A History of the Two Indies: A Translated Selection of Writings from Raynal's Histoire philosophique et politique des établissements des Européens dans les Deux Indes

Edited by Peter Jimack

First published in 1770 and running to over one million words, Raynal's Histoire des Deux Indes was an immediate bestseller that was to go through numerous editions in various languages. Much of the Histoire's success, and subsequent reputation, was based on its attacks on tyranny, slavery and colonial exploitation. In this current edition, Peter Jimack has chosen a representative selection of passages from all books of the Histoire that shows the breadth and scope of the work.

Published 2006; ISBN 9780754640431
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Oroonoko: Adaptations and Offshoots

Susan B. Iwanisziw

Examining the postcolonial applications of Aphra Behn's re-entry into the literary canon, this edition presents seven 18th-century versions of the play and one poem. All texts are supplemented by original paratextual commentary, if that is known, and prefaced by a brief editorial commentary. The tradition of stage adaptations of Oroonoko clearly shows the responsiveness of this series to studies of authorship, gender, genre and theatricality, class and race.

Published 2006; ISBN 9780754606598
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The Publishing History of Uncle Tom's Cabin, 1852-2002

Claire Parfait

Until now, no book-length study has traced the tumultuous publishing history of Uncle Tom's Cabin, the most famous of antislavery novels. Claire Parfait follows the trail over 150 years, along the way addressing the conditions of female authorship, the structures of copyright, author-publisher relations, agency, and literary economics. Scholars of Stowe, of American literature and culture, and of publishing history will find this impressive and compelling work invaluable.

Published 2007; ISBN 9780754655145
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Slavery, Colonialism and Connoisseurship: Gender and Eighteenth-Century Literary Transnationalism

Nandini Bhattacharya

Rereading late eighteenth-century British literature as a stage for the articulation of theories of difference and domination, Nandini Bhattacharya here examines the works of such writers as Richard Brinsley Sheridan, George Colman Jr., James Cobb, and Phillis Wheatley. She explores the circumatlantic redefinition of Taste and Value as cultural and moral concepts in gender and racial discourses in slave-owning, colonizing and connoisseurial Britain, and demonstrates how values and aesthetics were redefined in late eighteenth-century England.

Published 2006; ISBN 9780754603535
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Thomas Paine

Edited by Bruce Kuklick

This collection brings together the most recent essays debating the meaning and relevance of Paine's works. It includes an historiographical survey of scholarship about Paine and articles by the leading authorities in the field.

Published 2006; ISBN 9780754624905
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Troping Oroonoko from Behn to Bandele

Edited by Susan B. Iwanisziw

This volume of essays invites the reader to assess literary texts from within the frame of their own cultural history, which includes issues of authorship and literary or stage convention as well as the social and political institutions that shaped and marketed that literature. The collection initiates just such an in-depth and focused analysis of the complex literary and social history of the royal slave Oroonoko. All seven essays address elements in the evolution of Oroonoko, from Behn's 1688 novella to Southerne's 1696 dramatic adaptation, and thence to the adaptations by Hawkesworth (1759), Gentleman (1760), Anonymous (1760), Ferriar (1788), Bellamy (1789) and Bandele (1999) who serially expropriated the play as a platform to debate responsibility in matters of slavery and colonialism.

This study provides rigorous, focused research on a single, complex and controversial topic but also complicates some of our received notions about 'Oroonoko', slavery and abolition.

Published 2004; 9780754634591
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Two Slave Rebellions at Sea: "The Heroic Slave" by Frederick Douglass and "Benito Cereno" by Herman Melville

Edited by George Hendrick and Willene Hendrick

Fredrick Douglass (1818-1895), a fugitive slave who became the best-known black abolitionist orator and autobiographer, and Herman Melville (1819-1891), a fiction writer recognized for the elusiveness of his meanings, both composed stories about slave revolts at sea. In the decade just before the Civil War, during years of increasingly angry debate about slavery, Douglass in "The Heroic Slave" (1853) and Melville in "Benito Cereno" (1855) fictionalized important slave insurrections.

Published 2006; ISBN 9781881089452
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet A. Jacobs: A True Tale of Slavery by John S. Jacobs

Edited by George Hendrick and Willene Hendrick

These two slave narratives expand our knowledge of the differing ways males and females coped with enslavement and later ordeals in flight. This popularly-priced anthology contains the often taught Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs and the recently discovered A True Tale of Slavery by John S. Jacobs, her younger brother, now reprinted for the first time.

Published 2006; ISBN 9781881089650
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Meteor of War: The John Brown Story

Zoe Trodd and John Stauffer

Few men in American history have been at once as glorified and maligned as John Brown. From his attack of the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in October 1859, as part of a scheme to free the slaves, Brown has been called a saint and sinner, rogue and redeemer, martyr and madman. Brown rebelled against the American government, and he murdered men in Kansas in order to end the murderous institution of slavery. He denounced war, but made war on his government in order to end an existing war for slavery.

This anthology, which presents Brown's writing and diverse responses to his life and raid, offers a lens through which to analyze these tensions and contradictions. Extensive introductions to every source offer a close reading of language and provide full historical and biographical background.

Published 2006; ISBN 9781881089391
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African American Voices: The Life Cycle of Slavery

Edited by Steven Mintz

The 58 selections in this volume cover the history of slavery in America, moving from memories of growing up in Africa to the trials of the Middle Passage, the horrors of the auction block, the sustaining forces of family and religions, acts of resistance, and the meaning of the Civil War and emancipation, presenting 300 years in the collective life cycle of an enslaved people.

Published 2006; ISBN 9781881089025
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West African Literatures: Ways of Reading

Stephanie Newell

West African Literatures provides students with fresh, in-depth perspectives on the key debates in the field. The aim of this book is not to provide an authoritative, encyclopaedic account, but to consider a selection of the region's literatures in relation to prevailing discussions about literature and postcolonialism.

Published 2006; ISBN 9780199273973
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Postcolonial Poetry in English

Rajeev S.Patke

This book offers an introductory survey of contemporary poetry in English from all the regions that have developed into modern nations from the former British Empire. It is ideally suited for readers interested in world writing in English, contemporary literature, postcolonial writing, cultural studies, and postmodern culture.

Published 2006; ISBN 9780199275649
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The Curse of Caste; or the Slave Bride

Julia C.Collins

The Curse of Caste is the earliest published novel by an African American woman yet to be discovered.

Published 2006; ISBN 9780195301601
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, Written by Himself

David W. Blight

This new edition of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is the first prepared especially for American history courses. David W. Blight's extensive introduction and the related materials he provides place the Narrative in both its historical and literary contexts. The book also includes a chronology of Douglass's life, a bibliography, questions for consideration, illustrations and an index.

Published 2006; ISBN 9780312257378
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Apartheid and Beyond: South African Writers and the Politics of Place

Rita Barnard

Apartheid and Beyond is a major contribution to the study of South African literature, offering innovative readings of writers like Coetzee, Gordimer, Fugard, Tlali, and Mda. Focusing on the relationship between place, subjectivity, and literary form, this study enhances our understanding of apartheid as a geographical form of control and of its imagined and actual transformation.

Published 2006; ISBN 9780195112863
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The Slavery Reader

Gad Heuman and James Walvin

Brings together the most recent and essential writings on slavery. Spanning almost five centuries – the late fifteenth until the mid-nineteenth – the articles trace the range and impact of slavery on the modern western world.

Published 2003; ISBN 9780415213042
Routledge

Art and Emancipation in Jamaica

Edited by Tim Barringer, Gillian Forrester, and Barbaro Martinez Ruiz

This multi-disciplinary volume offers a unique portrait of Jamaican culture from the beginning of British rule in 1655 to the aftermath of emancipation in the 1840s. It offers new perspectives on art, music, and performance in Afro-Jamaican society and on the Jewish diaspora in the Caribbean.

Published 2007; ISBN 978-0-300-11661-8
Yale University Press

Emerson's Anti-Slavery Writings

Emerson

This book presents, the first comprehensive and authoritative collection of Emerson's writings against slavery and the subjugation of American Indians, writings that reveal Emerson's deep commitment to this reform movement. Included are some speeches and lectures that have never before been collected in any edition of Emerson's writings.

Published 2002; ISBN 978-0-300-09402-2
Yale University Press

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Frederick Douglass

Seven years after his escape from slavery in 1838, the young Frederick Douglass published this celebrated account of his life in bondage and his triumph over oppression. His story-revealing the terrors of his enslavement, the brutality of his owners and overseers, and his harrowing escape to the North-has become a classic of American autobiography. This authoritative edition includes a chronology of Douglass's life, a thorough introduction, historical notes, and reader responses to the 1845 edition.

Published 2001; ISBN 978-0-300-08701-7
Yale University Press

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The Americas and slavery

Migrants, Servants and Slaves: Unfree Labor in Colonial British America

Russell R. Menard

Published 2001; ISBN 9780860788386
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Plantation Societies in the Era of European Expansion

Edited by Judy Bieber

Published 1997; ISBN 9780860785064
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Black Ivory: Slavery in the British Empire

James Walvin

The terrible story of African slavery in the British colonies of the West Indies and North America is told with clarity and compassion in this classic history.

Published 2001; 9780631229605
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Slavery and Emancipation

Edited by Rick Halpern and Enrico Dal Lago

Slavery and Emancipation is a comprehensive collection of primary and secondary readings on the history of slaveholding in the American South combining recent historical research with period documents.

Published 2002; ISBN 9780631217350
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The Making of the American South: A Short History, 1500-1877

J. William Harris

Published 2006; ISBN 9780631209645
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A Companion to African American History

Edited by Alton Hornsby Jr.

Published 2004; ISBN 9780631230663
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A Companion to the American South

Edited by John B Boles

Published 2004; ISBN 9781405121309
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Liberties Lost: The Indigenous Caribbean and Slave Systems

Hilary McD. Beckles and Verene A. Shepherd

ISBN 9780521435444
Cambridge University Press

Freedoms Won: Caribbean Emancipations, Ethnicities and Nationhood

Hilary McD. Beckles and Verene A. Shepherd

Freedoms Won, like its companion volume, Liberties Lost, has been written by two of the Caribbean's leading historians. Both books are essential reading for students and teachers engaged in following courses on the history of the Caribbean. The books will also be of special interest to general readers seeking information on the history of the region. Starting with the aftermath of emancipation, Freedoms Won covers the African-Caribbean peasantry, Asian arrival in the Caribbean, social and political experiences of the working classes in the immediate post-slavery period, the Caribbean economy, US intervention and imperialist tendencies from the 18th century, the Labour Movement in the Caribbean in the 20th century, the social life and culture of the Caribbean people and social protest, decolonisation and nationhood.

ISBN 9780521435451
Cambridge University Press

The Rise of African Slavery in the Americas

David Eltis

Why were the countries with the most developed institutions of individual freedom also the leaders in establishing the most exploitative system of slavery that the world has ever seen? In seeking to provide new answers to this question, The Rise of African Slavery in the Americas examines the development of the English Atlantic slave system between 1650 and 1800. The book outlines a major African role in the evolution of the Atlantic societies before the nineteenth century and argues that the transatlantic slave trade was a result of African strength rather than African weakness. It also addresses changing patterns of group identity to account for the racial basis of slavery in the early modern Atlantic World. Exploring the paradox of the concurrent development of slavery and freedom in the European domains, David Eltis provides a fresh interpretation of this difficult historical problem.

ISBN: 9780521655484
Cambridge University Press

Slavery in the Development of the Americas

Edited by David Eltis, Frank D. Lewis and Kenneth L. Sokoloff

Slavery in the Development of the Americas brings together new 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. New perspectives are brought on the transition from slavery and subsequent adjustments, and the volume contains the latest work of scholars, many of whom have been pioneers in the study of slavery in the Americas.

ISBN 9780521832779
Cambridge University Press

A History of Barbados From Amerindian Settlement to Caribbean Single Market

Hilary McD. Beckles

In this second edition of A History of Barbados, Hilary Beckles updates the text to reflect the considerable number of writings recently published on Barbados. He presents new insights and analyses key events in a lucid and provocative style which will appeal to all those who have an interest in the island's past and present. Hilary Beckles examines how the influences of the Amerindians, European colonisation, the sugar industry, the slave trade, emancipation, the civil rights movement, independence in 1966 and nationalism have shaped contemporary Barbados. A History of Barbados speaks to the slavery past as passionately as it does to the considerable success of this small nation finding its way in a turbulent, globalised world.

ISBN 9780521678490
Cambridge University Press

Documenting American Violence: A Sourcebook

Christopher Waldrep and Michael Bellesiles

Through contemporary voices, Documenting American Violence tracks the changes in the nature of American violence. This anthology looks at violence as an integral part of American history and includes excerpts from a wide range of primary sources, including court records. newspaper accounts, and political documents. Topics include violence and the conquest of America, Revolutionary violence, slavery, the Civil War, lynching, the West, industrial violence, civil rights, domestic violence, and crime as social drama. Taken together, they open a new window on American history, covering the colonial period, the American Revolution, the Age of Jackson, the Civil War, the industrial revolution, World War II, the Sixties, and contemporary America.

Published 2006; ISBN 9780195150049
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Slavery and the Making of America

James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton

Paperback edition of the companion to the four-part PBS series on the history of American slavery which aired February 2005.

Published 2006; ISBN 9780195304510
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Battle Scars: Gender and Sexuality in the American Civil War

Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber

This collection addresses how gender scholarship has changed interpretations of the Civil War. The contributors examine the study of masculinity and war, expand understandings of sexuality and politics, and deal with issues of health, treason, religion, domesticity, and slavery as they affected Northern and Southern men and women during the Civil War era.

Published 2006; ISBN 9780195174458 (hardback); 9780195174441 (paperback)
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In Search of the Promised Land: A Slave Family in the Old South

John Hope Franklin and Loren Schweninger

In an engaging narrative format, In Search of the Promised Land tells the story of the Thomas-Rapier family of Nashville, following Sally Thomas and her sons James, Henry, and John to analyze the complex and ambiguous nature of slavery and freedom in the Old South.

Published 2006; ISBN 9780195160888
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Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery

Richard Striner

Lincoln is the single most compelling figure in our history, but also one of the most enigmatic. Was he the Great Emancipator, a man of deep convictions who ended slavery in the United States, or simply a reluctant politician compelled by the force of events to free the slaves? In Father Abraham, Richard Striner offers a fresh portrait of Lincoln, one that helps us make sense of his many contradictions.

Published 2007; ISBN 9780195325393
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The Routledge Companion to the American Civil War Era

Hugh Tulloch

This guide to the American Civil War sheds light on one of the most important periods in US history by examining the developments and trends that informed and were formed by the turbulent events that took place during America's nineteenth century.

Published 2006; ISBN 9780415229531
Routledge

Confederate Emancipation: Southern Plans to Free and Arm Slaves during the Civil War

Bruce Levine

Confederate Emancipation offers an engaging and illuminating account of a fascinating and politically charged idea, setting it firmly and vividly in the context of the Civil War and the part played in it by the issue of slavery and the actions of the slaves themselves.

Published 2007; ISBN 9780195315868
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Dwelling Place

Erskine Clarke

This groundbreaking book tells the "upstairs-downstairs" story of plantation life in coastal Georgia from 1805 to 1869. Addressing not only the history of plantation owner Charles Colcock Jones and his family, historian Erskine Clarke also explores the experiences of the family slaves, offering deep insight into the nature of oppression and how African-American slaves struggled against it.

Published 2007; ISBN 978-0-300-12256-5
Yale University Press

The Chattel Principle

Johnson This wide-ranging book presents the first comprehensive account of the slave trade within the nations and colonial systems of the Americas-Brazil, the West Indies, and the Southern states of the United States after the closing of the Atlantic slave trade.

Published 2005; ISBN 978-0-300-10355-7
Yale University Press

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Slavery and economy

The Rise and Fall of the Plantation Complex: Essays in Atlantic History

Philip D. Curtin

Over a period of several centuries, Europeans developed an intricate system of plantation agriculture overseas which was quite different from the agricultural system used at home. Though the plantation complex centered on the American tropics, its influence was much wider. Much more than an economic order for the Americas, the plantation complex had an important place in world history. These essays concentrate on the intercontinental impact.

ISBN 9780521629430
Cambridge University Press

The Cultural Politics of Sugar: Caribbean Slavery and Narratives of Colonialism

Keith A. Sandiford

With the expansion of trade and empire in the early modern period, the status of sugar changed from expensive rarity to popular consumer commodity, and its real and imagined properties functioned as central metaphors for the cultural desires of West Indian Creoles. Keith Sandiford's study examines how the writings of six colonial West Indian authors explore these properties to publicise the economic value of the consumer object, and to invent a metaphor for West Indian cultural desires. Sandiford defines this metaphorical turn as a trope of 'negotiation' which organises the structure and content of the narratives: his argument establishes the function of this trope as a source of knowledge about the creolised imagination, and about its social and political idealism. Based on extensive historical knowledge of the period as well as recent postcolonial theory, this book suggests the possibilities negotiation offers in the continuing recovery of West Indian intellectual history.

ISBN 9780521642330
Cambridge University Press

Carry Me Back: The Domestic Slave Trade in American Life

Steven Deyle

This book represents a detailed accounting of the movement of slaves from market to market within the United States, as well as an examination of the lives of those operating and participating in the business world of those markets. The book considers the impact of the slave trade on American life writ large, making this a major contribution to American history prior to Reconstruction.

Published 2006; ISBN 9780195310191
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Slave Trades, 1500-1800: Globalization of Forced Labour

Edited by Patrick Manning

Published 1996; ISBN 9780860785125
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The Worlds of Unfree Labour: From Indentured Servitude to Slavery

Edited by Colin A. Palmer

Published 1998; ISBN 9780860785156
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British Capitalism and Caribbean Slavery: The Legacy of Eric Williams

Barbara Lewis Solow and Stanley L. Engerman

Modern scholarship on the relationship between British capitalism and Caribbean slavery has been profoundly influenced by Eric Williams's 1944 classic, Capitalism and Slavery. The present volume represents the proceedings of a conference on Caribbean Slavery and British Capitalism convened in his honour in 1984, and includes essays on Dr Williams's scholarly work and influence. These essays, by thirteen scholars from the United States, England, Africa, Canada and the Caribbean, explore the relationship between Great Britain and her plantation slave colonies in the Caribbean.

ISBN 9780521533201
Cambridge University Press

Slavery and the Commerce Power

David L. Lightner

This book is the first to tell the story of the struggle to end slave trading between states in antebellum America. If the federal government had the authority to regulate interstate commerce, why wasn't that power invoked to terminate slave trafficking? The author offers insights into Congress, the courts, abolitionists, and the issues that led to secession and the Civil War.

Published 2006; ISBN 978-0-300-11470-6
Yale University Press

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General and other

Migration and Mortality in Africa and the Atlantic World, 1700-1900

Professor Philip D. Curtin

Published 2001; ISBN 9780860788331
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Slavery

David M. Turley

This book is a cross-cultural examination of slavery. It draws material from the many regions, and widely separated historical periods, in which slavery has existed - ancient Greece and Rome, medieval Europe, the Muslim societies of the Middle East and Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas. With such a wide geographic and chronological scope, Slavery will provoke historians and sociologists to make new connections and see old problems in a fresh light.

Published 2000; ISBN 9780631167310
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Genocide's Aftermath: Responsibility and Repair

Edited by Claudia Card and Armen T. Marsoobian

Published 2007; ISBN 9781405148481
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Slavery and the Rise of the Atlantic System

Edited by Barbara L. Solow

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.

ISBN 9780521457378
Cambridge University Press

Transformations in Slavery: A History of Slavery in Africa

Paul E. Lovejoy

This history of slavery in Africa from the fifteenth to the early twentieth century examines how indigenous African slavery developed within an international context. Professor Lovejoy discusses the medieval Islamic slave trade and the Atlantic trade as well as the process of enslavement and the marketing of slaves. He considers the impact of European abolition and assesses slavery's role in African history. The book corrects the accepted interpretation that African slavery was mild and resulted in the slaves' assimilation. Instead, slaves were used extensively in production, although the exploitation methods and the relationships to world markets differed from those in the Americas. Nevertheless, slavery in Africa, like slavery in the Americas, developed from its position on the periphery of capitalist Europe. The new edition revises all statistical material on the slave trade demography and incorporates recent research with an updated bibliography.

ISBN 9780521784306
Cambridge University Press

Slavery, Resistance, Freedom

Gabor S. Boritt

A short collection of six essays and historical narratives by eminent scholars on slavery and the civil war.

Published 2007; ISBN 9780195102222
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Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters: White Slavery in the Mediterranean, The Barbary Coast, and Italy, 1500-1800

Robert C. Davis

This is a study that digs deeply into this 'other' slavery, the bondage of Europeans by North-African Muslims that flourished during the same centuries as the heyday of the trans-Atlantic trade from sub-Saharan Africa to the Americas. Here are explored the actual extent of Barbary Coast slavery, the dynamic relationship between master and slave, and the effects of this slaving on Italy, one of the slave takers' primary targets and victims.

Published 2004; ISBN 9781403945518
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Slave Revolution in the Caribbean 1789-1804: A Brief History with Documents

Laurent Dubois and John D. Garrigus

The Haitian Revolution was the first slave rebellion to have a successful outcome, leading to the establishment of Haiti as a free black republic and paving the way for the emancipation of slaves in the rest of the French Empire and the world. In this broad selection of documents, the authors clarify for students the complex political, economic, and racial issues surrounding the revolution and the wave of revolts elsewhere in the French Caribbean.

Published 2006; ISBN 9780312415013
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The History of Africa: The Quest for Eternal Harmony

Molefi Kete Asante

A ground breaking survey which presents a wide-ranging history of Africa through straight forward, illustrated and factual text that allows the reader to access the major developments, personalities and events on the African continent.

Published 2007; ISBN 9780415771399
Routledge

Slavery & Abolition

Print ISSN 0144039X; Online ISSN 1742:9523
Routledge

Patterns of Prejudice

Special Issue: Imagining Transatlantic Slavery and Abolition

Guest Editor: Dr John Oldfield

Volume 41, No. 3, July 2007

Print ISSN 0031322X; Online ISSN 14617331
Routledge

As If Silent and Absent

Ehud R. Toledano

This book examines slavery in the Islamic Middle East from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century and along the way offers fresh perspectives on bondage throughout the world. By listening to the unheard voices of enslaved peoples, Ehud Toledano arrives at new ways of thinking about both the enslaver and the enslaved.

Published 2007; ISBN 978-0-300-11461-4
Yale University Press

Women's Rights and Transatlantic Antislavery in the Era of Emancipation

Kathryn Kish Sklar

This pathbreaking volume explores the intertwining histories of abolitionism and feminism from 1770-1870. By comparing and integrating the histories of these movements in England, Europe, and the United States, the authors offer a new perspective on the search for social justice in that fateful century.

Published 2007; ISBN 978-0-300-11593-2
Yale University Press

The Indian Slave Trade - The Rise of the English Empire in the American South 1670–1717

Gallay

This absorbing book is the first ever to focus on the traffic in Indian slaves in the American South, a practice that for decades linked southern lives and created a whirlwind of violence and profit-making. Alan Gallay documents in vivid detail how the trade operated, the processes by which Europeans and Native Americans became participants, and the profound consequences for the South and its peoples.

Published 2003; ISBN 978-0-300-10193-5
Yale University Press

In the Image of God

Davis

This book is a brilliant collection of writings on the origins, experience, and legacy of slavery by the leading authority in the field. David Brion Davis addresses topics ranging from slave resistance to the historical construction of race to the connections between the abolitionist movement and the struggle for women's rights. His book presents the major intellectual, historical, and religious issues essential to understanding New World slavery and its devastating legacy.

Published 2002; ISBN 978-0-300-08814-4
Yale University Press

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In “Becoming free, becoming Ladino,” Catherine Komisaruk argues that the Guatemalan Blackslavery crumbled before the 1824 dramatic emancipation. Though she acknowledged the arguments of other historians pointing to external causes (from the Haitian Revolution to the emancipation of the Spanish-American colonies), she relies more on internal and gradual developments to explain slavery’s demise.

 

“By the late eighteenth century slavery in Guatemala was increasingly unsustainable. Slaves were availing themselves of legal institutions and social structures to unravel their enslavement, and as the numbers of people of African descent are in free society, so too did the possibilities of slave liberation. Kingship and social networks, as well as passing unstopped into free society, continued as primary mechanisms of emancipation, while the state and reigning social ideologies persisted in legitimizing manumissions… The emancipation law of 1824 essentially ratified a long-term social transformation that was already almost complete.”

This was not a small achievement. Guatemalan Blacks, free and enslaved, neutralized the racial barriers that sustained the institution. And as the free community increased, the pulled away from slavery amplified too, forcing the Guatemalan society to disallow even the very racial terms that had categorized them into “fit” for slavery. They ceased to be Black, African, or Mulatta.

“The records show slippage among racial and ethnic categories… The colonial nomenclature of ethnic and racial labels, which had recognized African ancestry in terms such as negra/o, mulata/o, and occasional Guinea, was ushered out of official use at the time of independence.”

The result, however, was the loss of the Guatemalan African cultural heritage, and the creation of a new cast: ladino, a hispanicized person of color. The term makes a clear distinction between acculturated and assimilated people, moving willingly under the umbrella of a malleable Hispanic culture, and those who stood at the opposite social spectrum, like Indians invested in preserving their indigenous way of life. Though color continued to open and close doors (e.g., Blacks could become ladinos, but could not “evolve” into Whites), culture took up significantly more weight. Yet, this way out of slavery required shedding off conspicuous African forms of identities.

“The enslavement of people of African heritage in Guatemala ended because of a specific kind of social mestizaje: slaves had used physical mobility, access to wages and credit, and the judicial system to mix into free Hispanic society. On the one hand, the ongoing emancipation of slaves contributed to the growing numbers of blacks and mulattos in the free population. On the other hand, this crossing over into free Hispanic society helped occlude consciousness in the nineteenth century of African heritage in Guatemala. Former slaves were absorbed into a free populace whose members increasingly viewed their ethnically mixed society not as Africanized, but Hispanicized, or ladino, a term that came to be defined as Paul Lokken shows, in contrast to the non-Hispanic cultures of the region’s Indians.”

Bibliography

Catherine Komisaruk, “Becoming free, becoming Ladino,” chapter in Lowell Gudmundson and Justin Wolfe, Blacks and Blackness in Central America: Between Race and Place (Duke University Press, 2010), 150-176.

Reviews of Blacks and Blackness in Central America: Margaret Olsen, Frank Trey Proctor, Anne S. Macpherson , Claudia Leal, Cristián Castro García, and Glenn A. Chambers.

*Other Komisaruk’s publications:

(2013) Labor and Love in Guatemala: The Eve of Independence  (book)

(2008) Rape Narratives, Rape Silences: Sexual Violence and Judicial Testimony in Colonial Guatemala (article)

(2008) Something Other than Autobiography: Collaborative Life-Narratives in the Americas—An Introduction (article)

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