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    DescriptionA thought-provoking and important book that raises essential issues crucial not only for our past but also the present day. In this panoramic history, Jeremy Black tells how slavery was first developed in the ancient world, and reaches all the way to present day and the contemporary crimes of trafficking and bonded labour. He shows how slavery has taken many forms throughout history and across the world - from the uprising of Spartacus, the plantations of the Indies, and the murderous forced labour of the gulags and concentration camps. Slavery helped consolidated transoceanic empires and helped mould new world societies such as America and Brazil. In the Atlantic trade, Black also looks at the controversial area of how complicit the African peoples were in the trade. He then charts the long fight for abolition in the 19th century, including both the campaigners as well as the lost voices of the slaves themselves who spoke of their misery. Finally, as Black points out, slavery has not been completely abolished today and coerced labour can be found closer to home than is comfortable.


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    Title
    A Brief History of Slavery
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeremy Black
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 131 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 276 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849016896
    ISBN 10: 1849016895
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC subject category V2: HBTS
    BISAC V2.8: SOC054000
    DC22: 306.36209
    Thema V1.0: NHTS
    Publisher
    Constable and Robinson
    Imprint name
    Robinson Publishing
    Publication date
    18 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jeremy Black is, according to Andrew Roberts, the most underrated historian in Britain. MBE and Professor of History at Exeter University. He is the author of over 100 books and is one of the most respected military historians in the world. He is a Member of the Council of the Royal Historical Society.
    Review quote
    A truly horrifying account of human cruelty. Catholic Herald A thought-provoking and important book that raises essential issues crucial not only for our past but also the present day. Spartacus Review