Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800

Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800

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Cambridge Univ Pr
This book explores Africa's involvement in the Atlantic world from the fifteenth century through the eighteenth century.
This book explores Africa's involvement in the Atlantic world from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries. It focuses especially on the causes and consequences of the slave trade, in Africa, in Europe, and in the New World. Prior to 1680, Africa's economic and military strength enabled African elites to determine how trade with Europe developed. Thornton examines the dynamics that made slaves so necessary to European colonizers. He explains why African slaves were placed in significant roles. Estate structure and demography affected the capacity of slaves to form a self-sustaining society and behave as cultural actors. This second edition contains a new chapter on eighteenth century developments.

Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780521622172
0521622174
9780521627245
0521627249
9780521593700
0521593700
9780521596497
0521596491
Characteristics: xxxvi, 340 p. : maps ; 24 cm

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