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From Slavery to Freedom

Comparative Studies in the Rise and Fall of Atlantic Slavery

Authors: Drescher, Seymour

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The entries in this volume focus upon the rise and fall of the Atlantic slave system in comparative perspective. The subjects range from the rise of the slave trade in early modern Europe to a comparison of slave trade and the Holocaust of the twentieth century, dealing with both the history and historiography of slavery and abolition. They include essays on British, French, Dutch, and Brazilian abolition, as well as essays on the historiography of slavery and abolition since the publication of Eric Williams's Capitalism and Slavery more than fifty years ago.

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SEYMOUR DRESCHER is Professor of History and Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. He has taught at Harvard University, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York, where he was a Distinguished Visiting Professor in 1986-87.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Capitalism and Abolition: Values and Forces in Britain, 1783–1814 (1976)

    Pages 5-34

    Drescher, Seymour

  • Two Variants of Anti-Slavery: Religious Organization and Social Mobilization in Britain and France, 1780–1870 (1980)

    Pages 35-56

    Drescher, Seymour

  • Public Opinion and the Destruction of British Colonial Slavery (1982)

    Pages 57-86

    Drescher, Seymour

  • The Decline Thesis of British Slavery since Econocide (1986)

    Pages 87-115

    Drescher, Seymour

  • Brazilian Abolition in Comparative Perspective (1988)

    Pages 119-157

    Drescher, Seymour

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Slavery to Freedom
Book Subtitle
Comparative Studies in the Rise and Fall of Atlantic Slavery
Authors
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Distribution Rights
No distribution rights in the USA, Canada
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-14876-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-14876-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 459
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