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What is slavery?

Author: Brenda E Stevenson
Publisher: Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2015.
Series: What is history.
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What is slavery? It seems a simple enough question. Despite the long history of the institution and its widespread use around the globe, many people still largely associate slavery, outside of the biblical references in the Old Testament, to the enslavement of Africans in America, particularly the United States. Slavery proved to be essential to the creation of the young nation's agricultural, mercantile and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brenda E Stevenson
ISBN: 9780745671505 0745671500 9780745671512 0745671519
OCLC Number: 898164128
Description: viii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: what is slavery? --
Slavery across time and place before the Atlantic slave trade --
African beginnings and the Atlantic slave trade --
African people in the colonial world of North America --
Slavery and anti-slavery in antebellum America --
Conclusion.
Series Title: What is history.
Responsibility: Brenda E. Stevenson.
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