The American crucible : slavery, emancipation and human rights / Robin Blackburn

Author(s): Blackburn, Robin
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Subjects: Slavery--America--History
Slavery--Economic aspects--America
Antislavery movements--America--History
Human rights--America--History
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: London ; New York : Verso, 2011
LC Classification: H, HT
Physical Description: 498 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2011282161
ISBN: 9781844675692 :$34.95
ISBN: 1844675696
ISBN: 9781844671137 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1844671135 (hbk.)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Zones of slave-based development and of slave resistance, c. 1770 -- Slavery and the West -- Empires and plantations. The Spanish conquest : destruction, enslavement, and the Baroque ; Mercantile empire and the slave plantation : Brazil leads, the Dutch, English, and French refine the formula ; Plantation hierarchy, social order, and the Atlantic system -- The subversive boom. Slavery and industrialization ; Black aspirations and the 'Picaresque Proletariat' ; The planters back colonial revolt ; From the critique of slavery to the abolitionist movement -- The Haitian pivot. Haitians claim the rights of man ; Results and prospects I : slave-trade abolition ; Results and prospects II : Latin America -- The age of abolition. Abolitionism advances, but slavery is resurgent ; Anti-slavery : its scope, character and appeal ; The keys to emancipation ; The spiral path : ambiguous victories, contested legacies
Summary: A history of the rise and abolition of slavery in the Americas covers such topics as the plantation revolution of the seventeenth century, the emergence of anti-slavery thought, and the contributions of such figures as Thomas Paine and Frederick Douglass
OCLC Number: 714889046
ISBN/ISSN: 9781844675692