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The Atlantic Slave Trade



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The Problems in World History series addresses issues that transcend the boundaries of individual nations and continents. Each volume surveys the most authoritative scholarship on one such expansive theme. The anthologies present several scholarly interpretations to encourage students to develop their own opinions, as well as original essays by the editors that survey the topic and offer specific questions for consideration.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. xi
Why Were Africans Enslaved?p. 1
Economics, Not Racism, as the Root of Slaveryp. 2
The Cultural Roots of African Slaveryp. 7
Ideas and Institutions from the Old Worldp. 13
European and African Cultural Differencesp. 20
The Slave Trade Within Africap. 27
West Africa in the 1790sp. 28
African Narratives of Enslavementp. 34
West Central Africap. 39
Guns for Slavesp. 45
Warfare and Slaveryp. 49
The Middle Passagep. 55
An African's Ordealp. 56
An Abolitionist's Evidencep. 60
A Historian's Recountp. 70
Profits and Lossesp. 76
The Achievements of the "Numbers Game"p. 81
Effects in Africap. 87
An Alliance to Raid for Slavesp. 88
The Unequal Partnership Between Africans and Europeansp. 89
Social and Demographic Transformationsp. 97
Africa's Effects on the Slave Tradep. 110
Effects in the Americas and Europep. 119
The African Roots of American Ricep. 120
Problems with the "Black Rice" Thesisp. 126
Slavery, Industrialization, and Abolitionp. 132
Morality, Economics, and Abolitionp. 139
Africans and Abolitionp. 147
Questioning Slavery's Moralityp. 148
Black Abolitionistsp. 153
African Opponents of Abolitionp. 160
Slave Revolts and the End of Slaveryp. 164
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 177
Western Africas c. 1640-1750p. xvi
The Americas in the Era of the Slave Tradep. 118
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