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Greatest Emancipations: How the West Abolished Slavery

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For thousands of years, slavery went unchallenged in principle. Then in a single century, slavery was abolished and more than seven million slaves were freed. "Greatest Emancipation" tells this amazing story, focusing on Haiti, the British Caribbean, the United States, Cuba and Brazil, which accounted for the vast majority of slaves in the west. Jim Powell offers some surprising insights and shows that while the abolition of slavery was essential to any free society, it wasn't the sole determing factor, since some societies ...

Greatest Emancipations: How the West Abolished Slavery 2008, Palgrave MacMillan, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780230605923

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