Atlas of Slavery

Atlas of Slavery

By: James Walvin (author)Paperback

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"James Walvin maps the history of slavery from ancient to modern times and provides a succinctly written commentary on the same,.......further enhancing his reputation as one of the leading international figures in raising public awareness and understanding of slavery and its impact on global history".David Richardson, Professor of Economic History, University of Hull. This is a wide-ranging and extremely useful study of the historical geography of slavery and the slave trade. This Atlas will be an invaluable resource for students studying slavery and for the general reader interested in this important area.Professor Gad Heuman, Department of History, University of Warwick. Slavery transformed Africa, Europe and the Americas and hugely-enhanced the well-being of the West but the subject of slavery can be hard to understand because of its huge geographic and chronological span. This book uses a unique atlas format to present the story of slavery, explaining its historical importance and making this complex story and its geographical setting easy to understand.

About Author

James Walvin is Professor of History at the University of York. Well-known for his work on slavery, he is co-editor of the journalSlavery and Abolition. His recent books on the subject include An African's Life: The Life and Times of Olaudah Equiano (1998), Quaker, Money and Morals (1997), Fruits of Empire: Tropical Staples and British Taste, 1660-1800 (1997), Questioning Slavery (1996), Slaves & Slavery (1992) and Black Ivory (1993). He also conducts research in modern social history which has formed the basis of two other books: The People's Game: The History of Football Revisited (1994) and The Only Game: Football in Our Times (Longman, 2001).


Introduction1. Slavery in a global setting2. The Ancient World3. Overland Trade Routes4. European slavery and slave trades5. Exploration and the spread of sugar6. Europeans, slaves and West Africa7. Britain, slavery and the slave trade8. Africa9. The Atlantic10. Crossing the Atlantic11. Destinations12. Arrivals13. Brazil14. The Caribbean15. North America16. Cotton and the USA17. Slave Resistance18. Abolition and Emancipation19. East Africa and the Indian Ocean20. Slavery after abolition21. Chronology

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780582437807
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9780582437807
  • weight: 449
  • ISBN10: 0582437806

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