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The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes: 315 years. 20,528 voyages. Millions of lives.
Kahn, Andrew and Bouie, Jamelle
Usually, when we say "American slavery" or the "American slave trade," we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But North America was a bit player. From the trade's beginning in the...
Capitalism and Slavery
Williams, Eric
Slavery helped finance the Industrial Revolution in England. Plantation owners, shipbuilders, and merchants connected with the slave trade accumulated vast fortunes that established banks and heavy in...
A century of sugar and tears: Guadeloupe has bulit a slavery memorial centre on the site of a gigantic sugar refinery, believing it's necessary to acknowledge
Denis, Jacques
Present day Guadeloupei s coming to terms with a grim past through the Caribbean Centre of Expression and Memory of Slavery and the Slave Trade (MACTe), a new museum and memorial built symbolically on...
An Economic History of West Africa
Hopkins, A.G.
An examination of the economy of West Africa from the fifteenth to the twentieth century.
Empire of Capital
Wood, Ellen Meiksins
Capitalism makes possible a new form of domination by purely economic means, argues Ellen Meiksins Wood. So, surely, even the most seasoned White House hawk would prefer to exercise global hegemony in...
Grenada: Island of Conflict: From Amerindians to People's Revolution, 1498-1979
Brizan, George
This history of the island of Grenada is a timely account of the frequently violent transitions through which Grenadians have lived since even before the arrival of European colonialists. The author p...
Inhuman Bondage
Davis, David Brion
Looks at slavery in the American South, desribing black slaveholding planters, the rise of the Cotton Kingdom, the daily life of ordinary slaves, the highly destructive slave trade, the sexual exploit...
The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings
Equiano, Olaudah
Olaudah Equiano's Narrative recounts his kidnapping in Africa at the age of eleven, his service as the slave of an officer in the British Navy, and his years of labour on slave ships until he was able...
An introduction to the Indian Ocean slave trade
Williams, Karen
The Indian Ocean slave trade encompassed Africa, Asia and the Middle East, with people from these areas involved as both captors and captives. The numbers of people enslaved and the exact length of th...
The Making of New World Slavery: From the Baroque to the Modern 1492-1800
Blackburn, Robin
Traces the development of slavery in the new world, with its origins in trade and business enterprise.
A Marxist History of the World part 43: Colonies, slavery, and racism
Faulkner, Neil
Capitalist contradictions were most evident in the 18th century, when the wealth of the merchant-capitalist class of Britain’s port-cities was contrasted with the untold human misery of the slaves, ra...
Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
Galeano, Eduardo
A political economy, a social and cultural narrative, and a powerful description of primitive capital accumulation.
A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present
Zinn, Howard
Zinn's history includes those most ignored by typical American textbook history, including Indians, blacks, women and workers.
Racism in Australia: from 1788 to stopping the boats
Tully, John
When the First Fleet sailed into Port Jackson on January 26, 1788, it carried more than the physical paraphernalia for European settlement. Along with tools, agricultural implements, chains, handcuffs...
The Scramble for Africa: White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912
Pakenham, Thomas
Describes the brief vicious scramble by Europe's imperial powers to seize colonies throughout the continent of Africa. Pakenham strips the impresarios of imperialism of their veneer of Victorian heroi...
The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade 1440 - 1870
Thomas, Hugh
A comprehensive history of the Atlantic slave trade in which approximiately eleven million black slaves were carried from Africa to the Americas to work on plantations, in mines, or as servants in hou...
Slavery and the origins of racism: International Socialist Review
Selfa, Lance
Racism is not part of some unchanging human nature. It was literally invented.
Slavery still shackles Mauritania, 31 years after its abolition
Mark, Monica
Rigid caste system and ruling elite have enabled a centuries-old practice to continue into the 21st century.

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African slave trade
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African slaves became part of the Atlantic slave trade, from which comes the modern, Western conception of slavery, as an institution of African-descended slaves and non-African slave owners.
History of slavery
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The history of slavery covers systems throughout human history in which one human being is legally the property of another, can be bought or sold, is not allowed to escape and must work for the owner ...
Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho: 'I don't scare easily'
Saner, Emine
Lydia Cacho is one of Mexico's most fearless journalists. Her investigations have led to attempts on her life, and now she has been forced to flee her country. What next?
A Revised History of the Slave Trade
Lessons from a Terrible Global Experience
Hahn, Steven
It’s almost 200 years since the Anglo-American trade was banned: how do historians now view its practices and effects?
1688 Germantown Quaker Petition Against Slavery
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The 1688 Germantown Quaker Petition Against Slavery was the first protest against African-American slavery made by a religious body in the English colonies.
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Slavery is a system in which human beings are the property of others. Slaves can be held against their will from the time of their capture, purchase or birth, and deprived of the right to leave, to re...
Slavery in Brazil
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Slavery in Brazil shaped the country's social structure and ethnic landscape. During the colonial epoch and for over six decades after the 1822 independence, slavery was a mainstay of the Brazilian ec...
Slavery in the United States
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Slavery in the United States was a form of unfree labor which existed as a legal institution in North America for more than a century before the founding of the United States in 1776, and continued mo...