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Africa and Africans in the making of the Atlantic world, 1400-1800

Author: John K Thornton
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Studies in comparative world history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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"This book explores Africa's involvement in the Atlantic world from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries. It focuses especially on the causes and consequences of the slave trade, in Africa, in Europe, and in the New World. Prior to 1680, Africa's economic and military strength enabled African elites to determine how trade with Europe developed. Thornton examines the dynamics which made slaves so necessary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John K Thornton
ISBN: 0521622174 9780521622172 0521627249 9780521627245 0521593700 9780521593700 0521596491 9780521596497
OCLC Number: 37545606
Description: xxxvi, 340 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The birth of an Atlantic world 2. The development of commerce between Europeans and Africans 3. Slavery and African social structure 4. The process of enslavement and the slave trade 5. Africans in colonial Atlantic societies 6. Africans and Afro Americans in the Atlantic world: life and labor 7. African cultural groups in the Atlantic world 8. Transformations of African culture in the Atlantic world 9. African religions and Christianity in the Atlantic world 10. Resistance, runaways, and rebels 11. Africans in the eighteenth century Atlantic world.
Series Title: Studies in comparative world history.
Responsibility: John Thornton.

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'A major contribution ... the strongest and most articulate statement that Africa and Africans were not passive agents ... provocative and insightful.' Paul E. Lovejoy, Journal of Interdisciplinary Read more...

 
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