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From Slavery to Freedom

Comparative Studies in the Rise and Fall of Atlantic Slavery


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Part I

  3. Part II

  4. Part III

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 445-454

About this book


The entries in this volume focus upon the rise and fall of the Atlantic slave system in comparative perspective. The subjects range from the rise of the slave trade in early modern Europe to a comparison of slave trade and the Holocaust of the twentieth century, dealing with both the history and historiography of slavery and abolition. They include essays on British, French, Dutch, and Brazilian abolition, as well as essays on the historiography of slavery and abolition since the publication of Eric Williams's Capitalism and Slavery more than fifty years ago.


capitalism Dutch capitalism Europe historiography history liberty revolution slave trade

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of PittsburghUSA

About the authors

SEYMOUR DRESCHER is Professor of History and Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. He has taught at Harvard University, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York, where he was a Distinguished Visiting Professor in 1986-87.

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