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The Cambridge World History of Slavery: Volume 4, AD 1804-AD 2016

Eltis, David; Engerman, Stanley L.; Drescher, Seymour; Richardson, David


David Eltis

Stanley L. Engerman

Seymour Drescher

David Richardson


D. Eltis

S. Engerman

S. Drescher

D. Richardson


© Cambridge University Press 2017. Slavery and coerced labor have been among the most ubiquitous of human institutions both in time - from ancient times to the present - and in place, having existed in virtually all geographic areas and societies. This volume covers the period from the independence of Haiti to modern perceptions of slavery by assembling twenty-eight original essays, each written by scholars acknowledged as leaders in their respective fields. Issues discussed include the sources of slaves, the slave trade, the social and economic functioning of slave societies, the responses of slaves to enslavement, efforts to abolish slavery continuing to the present day, the flow of contract labor and other forms of labor control in the aftermath of abolition, and the various forms of coerced labor that emerged in the twentieth century under totalitarian regimes and colonialism. Chapters include coverage of all parts of the world, providing a comparative presentation of slavery and related institutions Contributions from leading authorities in their respective fields give authoritative reviews of major issues The variety of ideological perspectives represented in the volume offer widely different worldviews and personal perspectives.


Eltis, D., Engerman, S. L., Drescher, S., & Richardson, D. (2017). D. Eltis, S. Engerman, S. Drescher, & D. Richardson (Eds.). The Cambridge World History of Slavery: Volume 4, AD 1804-AD 2016. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Book Type Edited Book
Publication Date Apr 24, 2017
Deposit Date Jun 11, 2019
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Pages 1-718
Book Title The Cambridge World History of Slavery
ISBN 9781139046176; 9780521840699
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