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

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The American crucible : slavery, emancipation and human rights
Title
The American crucible
Title remainder
slavery, emancipation and human rights
Statement of responsibility
Robin Blackburn
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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
  • The American Crucible furnishes a vivid and authoritative history of the rise and fall of slavery in the Americas. For over three centuries enslavement promoted the rise of capitalism in the Atlantic world. The New World became the crucible for a succession of fateful experiments in colonization, silver mining, plantation agriculture, racial enslavement, colonial rebellion, slave witness and slave resistance. Slave produce raised up empires, fostered new cultures of consumption and financed the breakthrough to an industrial order. Not until the stirrings of a revolutionary age in the 1780s was there the first public challenge to the "peculiar institution". An anti-slavery alliance then set the scene for great acts of emancipation in Haiti in 1804, Britain in 1833-8, the United States in the 1860s, and Cuba and Brazil in the 1880s. In The American Crucible, Robin Blackburn argues that the anti-slavery movement forged many of the ideals we live by today. -- Publisher description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blackburn, Robin
Dewey number
306.362097
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Europe
  • Slaves
  • Slavery
  • Antislavery movements
  • Human rights
  • Slavery
Label
The American crucible : slavery, emancipation and human rights, Robin Blackburn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : 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
Control code
ocn813931642
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
498 pages
Isbn
9781781681060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)813931642
Label
The American crucible : slavery, emancipation and human rights, Robin Blackburn
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : 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
Control code
ocn813931642
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
498 pages
Isbn
9781781681060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)813931642

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