Hardcover, 8vo., brown cloth boards in dustjacket with minor wear to top edge, index, 498pp. + 4pp. maps. History of slavery in the Americas to the century of abolition from 1780's onwards. The use of free labour or slaves in America then permeated through the rest of the world as the only means of capitalism to flourish for the empires of Holland, Spain, Britain, France and the Portuguese. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : The American Crucible furnishes a vivid and authoritative history of the rise and fall of slavery in the Americas. For over three centuries enslavement promoted the rise of capitalism in the Atlantic world. The New World became the crucible for a succession of fateful experiments in colonization, silver mining, plantation agriculture, racial enslavement, colonial rebellion, slave witness and slave resistance. Slave produce raised up empires, fostered new cultures of consumption and financed the breakthrough to an industrial order.
Not until the stirrings of a revolutionary age in the 1780s was there the first public challenge to the ?peculiar institution?. An anti-slavery alliance then set the scene for great acts of emancipation in Haiti in 1804, Britain in 1833?8, the United States in the 1860s, and Cuba and Brazil in the 1880s. In The American Crucible, Robin Blackburn argues that the anti-slavery movement forged many of the ideals we live by today.
?The best treatment of slavery in the western hemisphere I know of. I think it should
establish itself as a permanent pillar of the literature.? Eric Hobsbawm
From the Trade Paperback edition.
A propos de l'auteur: Robin Blackburn is a Leverhulme Research Fellow based at the University of Essex in the UK. He taught as a visitor at the New School for Social Research in New York between 2001 and 2010. He is the author of many books, including The Making of New World Slavery and The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery.
Titre : The American Crucible: Slavery, Emancipation...
Éditeur : London, Verso, 2011.
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Description du livre État : Good. The American Crucible: Slavery, Emancipation and Human Rights. N° de réf. du libraire SKU0130984
Description du livre Verso, 2011. Hardcover. Etat de la jaquette : Very nice jacket. Minimal underlining in the last. N° de réf. du libraire Sq2422