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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
|Why Were Africans Enslaved?||p. 1|
|Economics, Not Racism, as the Root of Slavery||p. 2|
|The Cultural Roots of African Slavery||p. 7|
|Ideas and Institutions from the Old World||p. 13|
|European and African Cultural Differences||p. 20|
|The Slave Trade Within Africa||p. 27|
|West Africa in the 1790s||p. 28|
|African Narratives of Enslavement||p. 34|
|West Central Africa||p. 39|
|Guns for Slaves||p. 45|
|Warfare and Slavery||p. 49|
|The Middle Passage||p. 55|
|An African's Ordeal||p. 56|
|An Abolitionist's Evidence||p. 60|
|A Historian's Recount||p. 70|
|Profits and Losses||p. 76|
|The Achievements of the "Numbers Game"||p. 81|
|Effects in Africa||p. 87|
|An Alliance to Raid for Slaves||p. 88|
|The Unequal Partnership Between Africans and Europeans||p. 89|
|Social and Demographic Transformations||p. 97|
|Africa's Effects on the Slave Trade||p. 110|
|Effects in the Americas and Europe||p. 119|
|The African Roots of American Rice||p. 120|
|Problems with the "Black Rice" Thesis||p. 126|
|Slavery, Industrialization, and Abolition||p. 132|
|Morality, Economics, and Abolition||p. 139|
|Africans and Abolition||p. 147|
|Questioning Slavery's Morality||p. 148|
|Black Abolitionists||p. 153|
|African Opponents of Abolition||p. 160|
|Slave Revolts and the End of Slavery||p. 164|
|Suggestions for Further Reading||p. 177|
|Western Africas c. 1640-1750||p. xvi|
|The Americas in the Era of the Slave Trade||p. 118|
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