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The American Crucible (slavery, emancipation & human rights)

£14.99

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Plantation slavery in the New World, in particular its relationship to the emergence of capitalism in Europe and North America, has long been a subject of debate and discussion among historians and social scientists. While there are literally thousands of monographs studying various aspects of chattel slavery in the US South, the Caribbean and Brazil, only a handful of works attempt to provide a synthetic account of its rise and decline from the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries. Few scholars, on the Left or Right, have made as profound a contribution to such a history as Robin Blackburn. Blackburn’s latest work, The American Crucible: Slavery, Emancipation and Human Rights, does not simply summarise and update his earlier work, but extends his analysis to the rise and decline of ‘second slavery’ in nineteenth-century Cuba, Brazil and the US South. The American Crucible provides a multi-causal explanation of the origins and abolition of New World plantation slavery, examining the complex interactions between the rise of capitalism, political crises in the metropolitan countries, the transformation of popular and elite attitudes toward slavery, and the struggles of the slaves themselves.

Although there is no dust jacket the boards are in good condition (dark brown with the title, author's name & publisher's mark embossed in cream on the spine); the binding is square & tight and the pages are clean & legible.

There is a contents section at the front of the book and, at the back, an alphabetical index and the following maps:
* The Americas 1770
* Approximate sailing times to/from Brazil in the 17th & 18th centuries
* Latin America in 1830
* Territorial growth of the United States 1783-1853

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Author(s):
Robin Blackburn
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
24.5 x 16.5
Edition:
2011
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
502
Publisher:
Verso
Title:
The American Crucible (slavery, emancipation & human rights)

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Plantation slavery in the New World, in particular its relationship to the emergence of capitalism in Europe and North America, has long been a subject of debate and discussion among historians and social scientists. While there are literally thousands of monographs studying various aspects of chattel slavery in the US South, the Caribbean and Brazil, only a handful of works attempt to provide a synthetic account of its rise and decline from the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries. Few scholars, on the Left or Right, have made as profound a contribution to such a history as Robin Blackburn. Blackburn’s latest work, The American Crucible: Slavery, Emancipation and Human Rights, does not simply summarise and update his earlier work, but extends his analysis to the rise and decline of ‘second slavery’ in nineteenth-century Cuba, Brazil and the US South. The American Crucible provides a multi-causal explanation of the origins and abolition of New World plantation slavery, examining the complex interactions between the rise of capitalism, political crises in the metropolitan countries, the transformation of popular and elite attitudes toward slavery, and the struggles of the slaves themselves.

Although there is no dust jacket the boards are in good condition (dark brown with the title, author's name & publisher's mark embossed in cream on the spine); the binding is square & tight and the pages are clean & legible.

There is a contents section at the front of the book and, at the back, an alphabetical index and the following maps:
* The Americas 1770
* Approximate sailing times to/from Brazil in the 17th & 18th centuries
* Latin America in 1830
* Territorial growth of the United States 1783-1853

Author(s):
Robin Blackburn
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
24.5 x 16.5
Edition:
2011
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
502
Publisher:
Verso
Title:
The American Crucible (slavery, emancipation & human rights)

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