David Fleming and Richard Benjamin
David Fleming is Director of National Museums Liverpool.
Dr Richard Benjamin is Head of the International Slavery Museum, part of the National Museums Liverpool.
Contents Foreword – Reverend Jesse Jackson What is slavery? A history of transatlantic slavery African pasts Why Africans? Why slavery? Operation of the slave trade Liverpool: Capital of the transatlantic slave trade Reasons for Liverpool’s success Economic benefits of slavery Tropical goods and the rise of the consumer society Enslavement and the Middle Passage The Middle Passage: voyage through death Impact on Africa Life and death in the Americas Sale and ‘seasoning’ Chattel slavery Plantation life Pioneers of the Americas Resistance Maroons Pro-slavery arguments The end of slavery Abolition of the British slave trade Freedom in the Americas The legacy of slavery Racism The fight for civil rights Global inequalities Since colonisation Reparations Cultural transformations ‘The sun never sets on the children of Africa’ An unquenchable spirit The International Slavery Musuem Further Reading Museums and websites to visit Acknowledgements
Size: 210 x 210 mm
Publication: September 14, 2010
Series: National Museums Liverpool