African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean

African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean

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This is an examination of slavery that covers the Spanish, Portuguese, and French regions of Latin America. Klein brings together the latest findings on the plantation system, demography, the slave trade, the construction of the slave community, and Afro-American culture. He focuses also on the attempts of the African and American-born slaves to create a viable and autonomous culture, including their adaptation of European languages, religions, and even kinship systems to their own needs.show more

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  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 25.4mm | 340.19g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 2 maps
  • 019503838X
  • 9780195038385

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"An outstanding study of considerable interest for courses in Latin American history."--Robert M. Levine, University of Miami"This work is the first modern comprehensive comparative study of the experience of African slaves in the Spanish-, Portuguese-, and French-speaking regions of America....The interested student could ask for no better introduction to the subject....This is Klein's greatest accomplishment, and...should be a standard work for many years to come."--Hispanic American Historical Review"Excellent book!!! My students like it too. Klein provides a wonderful overview of every facet of slavery."--T.C. DeLaney, Washington & Lee University"An elegant, balanced synthesis...By far the best summary available, in any language, of the history of African enslavement in Iberian America and the plantation Caribbean....The book should become a standard teaching tool and an excellent point of departure for additional research into the comparative history of slavery in the Americas."-Business History Review"Klein once again has produced a good solid work....This is an important piece of literature and is indispensable to serious students of slavery."--Virginia Quarterly Review"Excellent. Well-researched, attractively written."--F. Lamar Pearson, Jr., Valdosta State College"Clearly written and drawing upon the most recent scholarship, [this book] will immediately become an essential work for all interested in the study of slavery."--Stanley Engerman, University of Rochester "An outstanding study of considerable interest for courses in Latin American history."--Robert M. Levine, University of Miami "This work is the first modern comprehensive comparative study of the experience of African slaves in the Spanish-, Portuguese-, and French-speaking regions of America....The interested student could ask for no better introduction to the subject....This is Klein's greatest accomplishment, and...should be a standard work for many years to come."--Hispanic American Historical Review "Excellent book!!! My students like it too. Klein provides a wonderful overview of every facet of slavery."--T.C. DeLaney, Washington & Lee University "An elegant, balanced synthesis...By far the best summary available, in any language, of the history of African enslavement in Iberian America and the plantation Caribbean....The book should become a standard teaching tool and an excellent point of departure for additional research into the comparative history of slavery in the Americas."-Business History Review "Klein once again has produced a good solid work....This is an important piece of literature and is indispensable to serious students of slavery."--Virginia Quarterly Review "Excellent. Well-researched, attractively written."--F. Lamar Pearson, Jr., Valdosta State College "Clearly written and drawing upon the most recent scholarship, [this book] will immediately become an essential work for all interested in the study of slavery."--Stanley Engerman, University of Rochester "An outstanding study of considerable interest for courses in Latin American history."--Robert M. Levine, University of Miami "This work is the first modern comprehensive comparative study of the experience of African slaves in the Spanish-, Portuguese-, and French-speaking regions of America....The interested student could ask for no better introduction to the subject....This is Klein's greatest accomplishment, and...should be a standard work for many years to come."--Hispanic American Historical Review "Excellent book!!! My students like it too. Klein provides a wonderful overview of every facet of slavery."--T.C. DeLaney, Washington & Lee University "An elegant, balanced synthesis...By far the best summary available, in any language, of the history of African enslavement in Iberian America and the plantation Caribbean....The book should become a standard teaching tool and an excellent point of departure for additional research into the comparative history of slavery in the Americas."-Business History Review "Klein once again has produced a good solid work....This is an important piece of literature and is indispensable to serious students of slavery."--Virginia Quarterly Review "Excellent. Well-researched, attractively written."--F. Lamar Pearson, Jr., Valdosta State College "Clearly written and drawing upon the most recent scholarship, [this book] will immediately become an essential work for all interested in the study of slavery."--Stanley Engerman, University of Rochester "An outstanding study of considerable interest for courses in Latin American history."--Robert M. Levine, University of Miami"This work is the first modern comprehensive comparative study of the experience of African slaves in the Spanish-, Portuguese-, and French-speaking regions of America....The interested student could ask for no better introduction to the subject....This is Klein's greatest accomplishment, and...should be a standard work for many years to come."--Hispanic American Historical Review"Excellent book!!! My students like it too. Klein provides a wonderful overview of every facet of slavery."--T.C. DeLaney, Washington & Lee University"An elegant, balanced synthesis...By far the best summary available, in any language, of the history of African enslavement in Iberian America and the plantation Caribbean....The book should become a standard teaching tool and an excellent point of departure for additional research into thecomparative history of slavery in the Americas."-Business History Review"Klein once again has produced a good solid work....This is an important piece of literature and is indispensable to serious students of slavery."--Virginia Quarterly Review"Excellent. Well-researched, attractively written."--F. Lamar Pearson, Jr., Valdosta State College"Clearly written and drawing upon the most recent scholarship, [this book] will immediately become an essential work for all interested in the study of slavery."--Stanley Engerman, University of Rochestershow more

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