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    Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800 (Studies in Comparative World History) (Paperback) By (author) John K. Thornton, Series edited by Michael Adas, Series edited by Edmund Burke, Series edited by Philip D. Curtin

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    DescriptionThis 1998 book explores Africa's involvement in the Atlantic world from the fifteenth century to the eighteenth century. It focuses especially on the causes and consequences of the slave trade, in Africa, in Europe, and in the New World. African institutions, political events, and economic structures shaped Africa's voluntary involvement in the Atlantic arena before 1680. Africa's economic and military strength gave African elites the capacity to determine how trade with Europe developed. Thornton examines the dynamics of colonization which made slaves so necessary to European colonizers, and he explains why African slaves were placed in roles of central significance. Estate structure and demography affected the capacity of slaves to form a self-sustaining society and behave as cultural actors, transferring and transforming African culture in the New World.

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    Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John K. Thornton, Series edited by Michael Adas, Series edited by Edmund Burke, Series edited by Philip D. Curtin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 378
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 662 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521627245
    ISBN 10: 0521627249

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    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    5 b/w illus. 5 maps
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    Publication date
    01 May 1998
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    Review quote
    'A major contribution ... the strongest and most articulate statement that Africa and Africans were not passive agents ... provocative and insightful.' Paul E. Lovejoy, Journal of Interdisciplinary History
    Table of contents
    Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; Introduction; Part I. Africans in Africa: 1. The birth of the Atlantic world; 2. The development of commerce between Europeans and Africans; 3. Slavery and African social structure; 4. The process of enslavement and the slave trade; Part II. Africans in the New World: 5. Africans in colonial Atlantic societies; 6. Africans and Afro-Americans in the Atlantic world: life and labour; 7. African cultural groups in the Atlantic world; 8. Transformations of African culture in the Atlantic world; 9. African religions and Christianity in the Atlantic world; 10. Resistance, runaways, and rebels; Part III. Africans in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World.