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Slave Trades, 1500–1800

Globalization of Forced Labour

Slave Trades, 1500–1800 by Patrick Manning
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The trade in slaves is perhaps the most notorious feature of the era of European expansion. Though begun in ancient times, and continued well after 1800, in the early modern period there developed a particular nexus in which it boomed. This volume distinguishes between procurement and trade, and the exploitation of settled slaves (the subject of a separate volume in the series, edited by Judy Bieber), and underscores the importance of the slave trade as a factor in world history. A rank redistribution of wealth and power, it permitted the exploitation and reconstruction of much of the globe. The articles address issues of the volume and flow of trade, the various populations enslaved, factors of sex, age, and ethnicity, and its impact on economic change, as in the monetization of Africa or economic growth in England.
Taylor and Francis; December 2016
396 pages; ISBN 9781351899772
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Title: Slave Trades, 1500–1800
Author: Patrick Manning
 
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9781351899772
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