American Slavery - A very short introduction

American Slavery - A very short introduction
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Europeans, Africans, and American Indians practiced slavery long before the first purchase of a captive African by a white land-owner in the American colonies; that, however, is the image of slavery most prevalent in the minds of Americans today. This Very Short Introduction begins with the Portuguese capture of Africans in the 1400s and traces the development of American slavery until its abolition following the Civil War. Historian Heather Andrea Williams draws upon the rich recent scholarship of numerous highly-regarded academics as well as an analysis of primary documents to explore the history of slavery and its effects on the American colonies and later the United States of America. Williams examines legislation that differentiated American Indians and Africans from Europeans as the ideology of white supremacy flourished and became an ingrained feature of the society. These laws reflected the contradiction of America's moral and philosophical ideology that valorized freedom on one hand and justified the enslavement of a population deemed inferior on another. She explores the tense and often violent relationships between the enslaved and the enslavers, and between abolitionists and pro-slavery advocates as those who benefited from the institution fought to maintain and exert their power. Williams is attentive to the daily labors that enslaved people performed, reminding readers that slavery was a system of forced labor with economic benefits that produced wealth for a new nation, all the while leaving an indelible mark on its history.

Rezension
William's study provides a concise overview of many of the key issues and topics surrounding the nature of American slavery Review in History.

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The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Portrait
Heather Andrea Williams is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the author of Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery, and Self-Taught: African American Education in Slavery and Freedom.

Zielgruppe: Amerika Affine
Sprache: Englisch
Jahr: 2014
Seitenzahl: 140
Einband: Taschenbuch
Länge: 17.4cm
Breite: 13.7cm
Dicke: 8mm
Gewicht: 127g
Author: Heather Andrea Williams
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Serie: Very short introduction
Herkunft: Vereinigtes Königreich Grossbritannien und Nordirland
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