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Herbert Klein's book makes several distinctive contributions to our understanding of the slave trade. It offers us the first systematic comparative study of major European slave traders based exclusively on archival sources. The author's minimization of the effect of overcrowded slave ships contributes to a longstanding debate regarding the mortality rate of the slaves. His emphasis of the African influences on the character of the slave trade offsets the more frequent emphasis placed on the European influences. Furthermore, Klein maintains that basic similarities existed among the slave-trading practices of all nations, with no one nation being any better than another.

Using demographic and other quantitative data, Professor Klein describes the trans-Atlantic slave trade as it was practiced by all of the major European powers during the period of its maximum development. His work spans a century and a half of European trading activity and an area from Senegal to Mozambique in Africa and from the Chesapeake to Guanabara Bay in the Western hemisphere.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Tables and Graphs
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xv-xxii
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xxiii-2
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  1. 1. The American Demand for Slaves and the Afro-American Patterns of Settlement
  2. pp. 3-22
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  1. 2. The Portuguese Slave Trade from Angola in the 18th Century
  2. pp. 23-50
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  1. 3. The Trade in African Slaves to Rio De Janeiro, 1795-1811
  2. pp. 51-72
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  1. 4. Shipping Patterns and Mortality in the African Slave Trade to Rio De Janeiro, 1825-1830
  2. pp. 73-94
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  1. 5. The Internal Slave Trade in 19th-Century Brazil
  2. pp. 95-120
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  1. 6. Slaves and Shipping in 18th-Century Virginia
  2. pp. 121-140
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  1. 7. The English Slave Trade to Jamaica, 1782-1808
  2. pp. 141-174
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  1. 8. The French Slave Trade in the 18th Century
  2. pp. 175-208
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  1. 9. The Cuban Slave Trade in a Period of Transition, 1790-1843
  2. pp. 209-227
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  1. 10. Conclusion
  2. pp. 228-252
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  1. Appendices
  2. pp. 253-256
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 257-274
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 275-283
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400844395
Print ISBN
9780691031194
MARC Record
OCLC
1016644527
Pages
308
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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