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The problem of slavery as history : a global approach

Author: Joseph Calder Miller
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2012.
Series: David Brion Davis series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why did slavery--an accepted evil for thousands of years--suddenly become regarded during the eighteenth century as an abomination so compelling that Western governments took up the cause of abolition in ways that transformed the modern world? Joseph C. Miller turns this classic question on its head by rethinking the very nature of slavery, arguing that it must be viewed generally as a process rather than as an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Calder Miller
ISBN: 9780300113150 0300113153
OCLC Number: 753300481
Description: xii, 218 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The problem of slavery as history --
History as a problem of slaving --
Slavery and history as problems in Africa --
Problematizing slavery in the Americas as history --
Appendix: schematic historical sequences of slaving.
Series Title: David Brion Davis series.
Responsibility: Joseph C. Miller.

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Tracing the global history of slaving over thousands of years, this title reveals the shortcomings of Western narratives that define slavery by the same structures and power relations regardless of  Read more...

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"Breathtaking in its erudition, The Problem of Slavery as History speaks forcefully to the canon of slavery scholarship. It takes a provocative stance against the prevailing interpretation and Read more...

 
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