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Jews, slaves, and the slave trade : setting the record straight

Author: Eli Faber
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1998.
Series: Reappraisals in Jewish Social & Intellectual History.
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In the wake of the civil rights movement, a great divide has opened up between African American and Jewish communities. What was historically a harmonious and supportive relationship has suffered from a powerful and oft-repeated legend, that Jews controlled and masterminded the slave trade and owned slaves on a large scale, well in excess of their own proportion in the population. In this groundbreaking book, likely  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Faber, Eli, 1943-
Jews, slaves, and the slave trade.
New York : New York University Press, ©1998
(DLC) 98009051
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eli Faber
ISBN: 9780814727973 0814727972
OCLC Number: 794701098
Notes: OldControl:muse9780814727973.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 366 pages :) : illustrations, 1 map.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Tables --
Abbreviations --
Note on spelling and dating --
Introduction --
England's Jewish merchants and the slave trade --
Jews and slaves in seventeenth-century Barbados and Jamaica --
Jews and slavery in Jamaica, 1700-1780 --
Jews and slavery in Barbados and Nevis, 1700-1780 --
Jews and slaves on the threshold of abolition: Jamaica and Barbados, 1780-1820 --
Jewish merchants and slavery in the mainland colonies --
Conclusion --
Appendixes --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Reappraisals in Jewish Social & Intellectual History.
Responsibility: Eli Faber.

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Focusing on the British empire, this book assesses the extent to which Jews participated in the institution of slavery through investment in slave trading companies, ownership of slave ships,  Read more...

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"For anyone in search of ammunition to refute farfetched claims about Jewish culpability for the enslavement of Africans in America, this is the place to look." -Peter Kolchin,Los Angeles Times "A Read more...

 
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