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Shaping the New World : African slavery in the Americas, 1500-1888

Author: Eric Guest Nellis; Canadian Historical Association,
Publisher: North York, Ontario, Canada : University of Toronto Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: International themes and issues (Toronto, Ont.), v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between 1500 and the middle of the nineteenth century, some 12.5 million slaves were sent as bonded labour from Africa to the European settlements in the Americas. Eric Nellis's remarkable synthesis, Shaping the New World, introduces students to the origins, growth, and consolidation of African slavery in the Americas. While the book explores the idea of the African slave as a tool in the formation of new American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Narrative non-fiction
Additional Physical Format: Nellis, Eric Guest, 1938-
Shaping the New World.
(CaOONL)20139032819
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Guest Nellis; Canadian Historical Association,
ISBN: 9781442605558 1442605553 9781442607644 1442607645
OCLC Number: 824488947
Notes: Co-published by: Canadian Historical Association.
Description: xix, 183 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: The setting for New World slavery : an overview --
The Atlantic slave trade --
Slavery and the shaping of colonial Latin America : 1500-1800 --
The making of the black Caribbean, 1650-1800 --
Slavery in prerevolutionary North America : the making of the "South" --
The slave as person : women, children, family, and culture --
The apogee : revolutions, abolitionism, persistence --
Conclusion.
Series Title: International themes and issues (Toronto, Ont.), v. 3.
Responsibility: Eric Nellis.

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