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Author Thornton, John K. (John Kelly), 1949- author

Title Africa and Africans in the making of the Atlantic world, 1400-1800 / John Thornton
Edition Second edition
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998
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Description 1 online resource (xxxvi, 340 pages) : maps
Series Studies in comparative world history
Studies in comparative world history.
Contents 1. The birth of an Atlantic world 2. The development of commerce between Europeans and Africans 3. Slavery and African social structure 4. The process of enslavement and the slave trade 5. Africans in colonial Atlantic societies 6. Africans and Afro Americans in the Atlantic world: life and labor 7. African cultural groups in the Atlantic world 8. Transformations of African culture in the Atlantic world 9. African religions and Christianity in the Atlantic world 10. Resistance, runaways, and rebels 11. Africans in the eighteenth century Atlantic world
Summary "This book explores Africa's involvement in the Atlantic world from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries. It focuses especially on the causes and consequences of the slave trade, in Africa, in Europe, and in the New World. Prior to 1680, Africa's economic and military strength enabled African elites to determine how trade with Europe developed. Thornton examines the dynamics which made slaves so necessary to European colonizers. This edition contains a new chapter extending the story into the eighteenth century."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Slavery.
Africa -- Relations -- Europe.
Europe -- Relations -- Africa.
Africa -- Relations -- America.
Americas -- Relations -- Africa.
Europe -- History -- 1492-1648.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Thornton, John K. (John Kelly), 1949- Africa and Africans in the making of the Atlantic world, 1400-1680
ISBN 9780511800276