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Black ivory : a history of British slavery

Author: James Walvin
Publisher: London : Fontana Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This social history looks at African slavery and the Atlantic slave trade which transported more than 11 million Africans. Using contemporary accounts, this book describes the enslavement of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Walvin
ISBN: 0006862926 9780006862925
OCLC Number: 31075197
Description: xii, 365 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: pt. 1. A view from London: Consuming passions ; Murdering men --
pt. 2. Traumas: Slaves, traders and Africa ; Crossing the Atlantic ; Landfall --
pt. 3. Working lives: Plantations, slaves and planters ; In the fields ; Skills ; Women ; Disease and death --
pt. 4. Resting: Slaves at ease ; Religion ; Families and communities ; Sex in the slave quarters --
pt. 5. Fighting back: Violence ; Rebellions ; A leap in the dark : runaways --
pt. 4. Consequences: Ending it all : the crusade against slavery ; The plight of Africa ; The problems of freedom.
Responsibility: James Walvin.

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