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Slavery and Antislavery in Spains Atlantic Empire Josep M Fradera

Slavery and Antislavery in Spains Atlantic Empire

Josep M Fradera

Published January 1st 2013
ISBN : 9781299777934
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340 pages
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African slavery was pervasive in Spains Atlantic empire yet remained in the margins of the imperial economy until the end of the eighteenth century when the plantation revolution in the Caribbean colonies put the slave traffic and the plantation atMoreAfrican slavery was pervasive in Spains Atlantic empire yet remained in the margins of the imperial economy until the end of the eighteenth century when the plantation revolution in the Caribbean colonies put the slave traffic and the plantation at the center of colonial exploitation and conflict. The international group of scholars brought together in this volume explain Spains role as a colonial pioneer in the Atlantic world and its latecomer status as a slave-trading, plantation-based empire. These contributors map the broad contours and transformations of slave-trafficking, the plantation, and antislavery in the Hispanic Atlantic while also delving into specific topics that include: the institutional and economic foundations of colonial slavery- the law and religion- the influences of the Haitian Revolution and British abolitionism- antislavery and proslavery movements in Spain- race and citizenship- and the business of the illegal slave trade.