American Slavery, Atlantic Slavery, and Beyond: The U.S. "Peculiar Institution" in International Perspective - United States in the World (Hardback)Enrico Dal Lago (author)
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Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
-The Journal of Southern History
"In this small but ambitious book, Dal Lago seeks to extend recent research on the comparative history of forced labor regimes, inspired by Kolchin's pioneerting study of American slavery and Russian serfdom. Dal Lago reviews the ground covered by Kolchin but also widens the study to forced or bonded labor to embrace Brazilian slavery, African slavery, and Iberian societies with forms of bonded labor. The chronological scope of his new book is as broad as its geographical range. It begins with the founding of African chattel slavery in Brazil and Spanish America during the sixteenth century and concludes with the efforts formally to end slavery in the Americas in the late nineteenth century...This book will appeal primarily to students."
-Journal of Interdisciplinary History
"A thoughtful and informative volume. Enrico Dal Lago provides a valuable guide to--and synthesis of--the proliferating historical literature on American slavery in comparative perspective."
-Peter Kolchin, University of Delaware and author of American Slavery
"Enrico Dal Lago expertly places the study of American slavery in both its international and scholarly contexts. This is a most impressive achievement and an invaluable service to all students of human bondage and emancipation."
-Bruce Levine, J. G. Randall Distinguished Professor of History and Professor of African American Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"American Slavery, Atlantic Slavery, and Beyond is a brilliantly ambitious and staggeringly useful compendium of the latest ideas in comparative slavery with insight and information crammed into its compact and creative framework. Dal Lago's achievement is considerable and we are all in his debt."
-Catherine Clinton, Queen's University Belfast
"Enrico Dal Lago has produced an insightful, stimulating, and timely contribution to ongoing efforts to overcome the legacy of 'American exceptionalism' in the history of slavery. His comprehensive and lucid interpretive summary of method, historiography, and history opens new perspectives for research and will be useful for students and established scholars alike."
-Dale Tomich, Binghamton University