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The Making of New World Slavery: From the Baroque to the Modern 1492-1800

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At the time when European powers colonized the New World the institution of slavery had almost disappeared from Europe itself. Having overcome an institution widely regarded as oppressive and unfortunate why did they sponsor the construction of racial slave systems in their new colonies? Robin Blackburn traces European doctrines of race and slavery from medieval times to the early modern epoch, and finds that the stigmatization of the ethno-religious Other was given a callous twist by a new culture of consumption, freed ...

The Making of New World Slavery: From the Baroque to the Modern 1492-1800 1997, Verso, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781859848906

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