The Oxford Handbook of Slavery in the Americas - Oxford Handbooks (Hardback)
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The Oxford Handbook of Slavery in the Americas - Oxford Handbooks (Hardback)

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The Oxford Handbook of Slavery in the Americas offers penetrating, original, and authoritative essays on the history and historiography of the institution of slavery in the New World. With essays on colonial and antebellum America, Brazil, the Caribbean, the Indies, and South America, the Handbook has impressive geographic and temporal coverage. It also includes a generous range of thematic essays on comparative slavery, the economics of slavery, historical methodology in the field, slavery and the law, for instance. While obviously indebted to the foundational works of the 1960s and 1970s, current writing on the history of slavery and forms of unfree labor in the Americas has taken decidedly original, new, often ingenious turns. A younger generation of scholars has shown a healthy respect for that tradition while posing new, often interdisciplinary, and theoretically informed questions, considering, for example, the nature and definition of slave resistance in the Americas, evolving meanings of gender and race under slavery, the complicated nature of class formation in unfree societies, the elaboration of proslavery and antislavery ideologies, the origins and subsequent elaboration of race-based slavery, and mechanisms of emancipation. Written by an international team including some of the field's most eminent historians and the most innovative younger scholars working today, The Oxford Handbook of Slavery in the Americas seeks to explain the enduring importance of the earlier historiography, identify current trends and developments, and offer suggestive but informed commentary on future developments in the field for a global scholarly audience.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199227990
Number of pages: 792
Weight: 1518 g
Dimensions: 250 x 176 x 48 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Written by a variety of scholars ranging from some of the doyens of the subject ... to some promising newcomers, the individual contributions provide incisive, nuanced introductions to a wide range of topics and themes. * Keith Mason, English Historical Review *
Will serve as an excellent resource for serious history students and instructors, who will find this an invaluable class resource. Recommended. * Julie Biando Edwards, Library Journal *
This book is comprehensive and is required reading for anyone interested in teaching a course on slavery in the Americas...essential... The editors and contributors are to be applauded for successfully piecing together the many different threads of a most complex and interesting field. * David Ryden, History: Reviews of New Books *
This handbook provides a very valuable introduction to trends in the recent historiography on slavery in the Americas. The readers of the volume (as well as its editors) have been well served by the craftsmanship and erudition of those who have contributed to it. * David Richardson, H-Soz-u-Kult *
an excellent work.Its articles are uniformly well crafted, edited and documented. * Slavery & Abolition: A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies *
brings together leading scholars in the field who re-examine and present new perspectives on old and new themes, successfully reviews the main debates in broad geographic regions, considers indigenous slavery as well as African slavery, reassesses aspects of comparative and economic history regarding slavery, and presents articles that bring important reflections on new and understudied sources * Fabricio Prado, Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas *

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