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Walvin, James

Freedom : the overthrow of the slave empires / James Walvin. - 304 pages ; 24 cm

People as things: the slave trade -- Sinews of empire: Africans and the making of the American empires -- Slave defiance -- The slave owners' nightmare: Haiti -- The friends of black freedom -- Freeing Britain's slaves -- The fall of US slavery -- The end of slavery in the Spanish empire -- The last to go: Brazil -- Abolition in the wider world -- Slavery in the modern age

Long before the friends of African freedom had begun to agitate for black freedom, the enslaved themselves had created their own strategies of resistance. In time, their defiance was to prove the crucial factor in bringing down slavery itself.

9781472141422 : (hbk.)

GBB924017 bnb

Slavery--History.--America--19th century.
Slaves--History.--America--19th century.

North America--Emigration and immigration--History--19th century.


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