Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800 by John K. Thornton
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Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800
By John K. Thornton

Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800

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Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800 by John K. Thornton

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This book explores Africa's involvement in the Atlantic world from the fifteenth century to the eighteenth century. It focuses especially on the causes and consequences of the slave trade, in Africa, in Europe, and in the New World. African institutions, political events, and economic structures shaped Africa's voluntary involvement in the Atlantic arena before 1680. Africa's economic and military strength gave African elites the capacity to determine how trade with Europe developed. Thornton examines the dynamics of colonization which made slaves so necessary to European colonizers, and he explains why African slaves were placed in roles of central significance. Estate structure and demography affected the capacity of slaves to form a self-sustaining society and behave as cultural actors, transferring and transforming African culture in the New World.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521627245
ISBN-10: 0521627249
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Pages: 380
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Apr-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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An overview of the history of the Atlantic Basin before 1830, describing interactions between the inhabitants of Africa, Europe and North and South America.

Central Africans, Atlantic Creoles, and the Foundation of the Americas, 1585-1660 by John K. Thornton Central Africans, Atlantic Creoles, and the Foundation of the Americas, 1585-1660, Hardback (September 2007)

This book establishes Central Africa as the origin of most Africans brought to English and Dutch American colonies before 1660.

Warfare in Atlantic Africa, 1500-1800 by John K. Thornton Warfare in Atlantic Africa, 1500-1800, Paperback (August 1999)

Examines the role and impact of warfare in west Africa during the period of the slave trade and the founding of the Empire. The book is intended for undergraduate courses in European expansion, slavery and slave trade, African history, colonial history, and for military historians.

Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800 by John K. Thornton Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800, Hardback (April 1998)

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