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A Brief History of Slavery

A Brief History of Slavery

A thought-provoking and important book that raises essential issues crucial not only for understanding 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 West 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. Black charts the long fight for abolition in the nineteenth century, looking at both the campaigners as well as the harrowing accounts of the enslaved themselves.

Slavery is still with us today, and coerced labour can be found closer to home than might be expected.
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Genre: Humanities / History / History: Specific Events & Topics / Slavery & Abolition Of Slavery

On Sale: 18th August 2011

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781849017329

Reviews

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