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HIST5860M Reading List

Britain and the Slave Trade, 2017/18, Semester 1
Dr Pete Maw
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Reading List. HIST 5860M

Week 1 Britain, Africa and the British-American Colonies in the era of the slave trade

Seminar reading:

Thornton, J.K. Africa and Africans in the making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), chapter 3. [eBook].

Richardson, D. ‘The British Empire and the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1660-1807’, in Marshall, P.J. (ed.) Oxford History of the British Empire (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998). [eBook].

Morgan, K. Slavery and the British empire : from Africa to America (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007), chapters 1 and 3. [eBook].

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Week 2 Business History: Slave traders and the rise of Liverpool

 

Seminar reading:

 

McDade, K. ‘Liverpool Slave Merchant entrepreneurial networks’, Business history., Vol. 53 (2011), pp. 1092-1109.

Morgan, K. ‘Liverpool’s dominance in the British slave trade, 1740–1807’ in Richardson, D., Schwarz, S. and Tibbles, A. (eds.) Liverpool and transatlantic slavery [electronic resource] (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2007), pp. 14-42. [eBook].

The commercial organisation of the British slave trade:

Behrendt, S. D. ‘Markets, Transaction Cycles, and Profits: Merchant Decision-Making in the British Slave Trade,' William and Mary quarterly., 58, (2001), pp. 171-204.

Thornton, J.K. Africa and Africans in the making of the Atlantic World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), chapter 4.

Drake, B.K. ‘The Liverpool–African voyage, 1790–1807, and some of its commercial problems’ in Anstey, R. and Hair, P.E. (eds.) Liverpool, the African slave trade, and abolition : essays to illustrate current knowledge and research (Liverpool: Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 1976), pp. 126-156.

Davies, K.G. The Royal African Company. (London: Longman, 1957).

Eltis, D. ‘The Relative Importance of Slaves and Commodities in the Atlantic Trade of Seventeenth-Century Africa’, Journal of African History, no. 2 (1994), pp. 237-49.

Gill, C. Merchants and mariners of the 18th century (London: Edward Arnold, 1961).

Klein, H.S. ‘Economic aspects in the eighteenth-century Atlantic slave trade’ in James, T.D. (eds.) The rise of merchant empires : long-distance trade in the early modern world, 1350-1750 (Cambridge, 1990), chapter 9.

Klein, H.S. The Atlantic Slave Trade (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), chapter 4.

McDade, K. ‘Liverpool Slave Merchant entrepreneurial networks’, Business history., Vol. 53 (2011), pp. 1092-1109.

Manning, P. ‘The slave trade in the Bight of Benin’ in Gemery, H.A. and Hogendorn, J.S. (Ed.) The Uncommon market : essays in the economic history of the Atlantic slave trade (New York: Academic Press, 1979).

Morgan, K. Bristol and the Atlantic trade in the eighteenth century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993), chapter 5.

Morgan, K. ‘Slave sales in colonial Charleston’, English historical review., Vol. 113 (1998).

Morgan, K. ‘James Rogers and the Bristol Slave Trade’, Historical research., Vol. 76 (2003), pp. 189-216.

Price, J. ‘Credit in the slave trade and plantation economies’ in Solow, B. (eds.) Slavery and the rise of the Atlantic system (Cambridge, 1993), chapter 11.

Richardson, D. ‘The eighteenth-century British slave trade’, Research in economic history., Vol. 12 (1989).

Richardson, D. ‘The British Empire and the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1660-1807’, in Marshall, P.J. (ed.) The eighteenth century (Oxford, 1998).

Sheridan, R.B. ‘The Commercial and Financial Organization of the British Slave Trade, 1750-1807’, The economic history review., Vol. 11 (1958), pp. 249-263.

Tattersfield, N. The forgotten trade : comprising the log of the "Daniel and Henry" of 1700 and accounts of the slave trade from the minor ports of England, 1698-1725 (London: Cape, 1991).

Thornton, J.K. Africa and Africans in the making of the Atlantic World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), chapter 4.

L.S. Walsh, ‘Liverpool's Slave Trade to the Colonial Chesapeake: Slaving on the Periphery’ in D. Richardson, S. Schwarz and A. Tibbles (eds.) Liverpool and transatlantic slavery [electronic resource] (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2007).

Walvin, J. Black ivory : slavery in the British Empire (2001), chapters 3-5.

 

London, Bristol and the Rise of Liverpool:

Ascott, D., Lewis, F. and Power, M. Liverpool 1660-1750 : people, prosperity and power (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2006).

Behrendt, S.D. ‘Human capital in the slave trade’ in Richardson, D., Schwarz, S. and Tibbles, A. (eds.) Liverpool and transatlantic slavery [electronic resource] (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2007), pp. 66-97.

Elder, M. ‘The Liverpool Slave Trade, Lancaster and its Environs’ in Richardson, D., Schwarz, S. and Tibbles, A. (eds.) Liverpool and transatlantic slavery [electronic resource] (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2007), pp. 118-138.

Haggerty. S. ‘Risk and management in the Liverpool slave trade’, Business history., Vol. 51 (2009), pp. 817-34.

McDade, K. ‘Liverpool Slave Merchant entrepreneurial networks’, Business History, Vol. 53 (2011), pp. 1092-1109.

Morgan, K. Bristol and the Atlantic trade in the eighteenth century (Cambridge, 1993), chapter 5.

Morgan, K. ‘Liverpool’s dominance in the British slave trade, 1740–1807’ in Richardson, D., Schwarz, S. and Tibbles, A. (eds.) Liverpool and transatlantic slavery [electronic resource] (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2007), pp. 14-42.

Rawley, J. A. ‘The port of London and the Eighteenth-century slave trade; Historians, sources and a reappraisal’, African economic history., Vol. 9 (1980).

Richardson, D. The Bristol slave traders : a collective portrait (Bristol: Bristol Historical Association, 1985).

Richardson, D. Bristol, Africa, and the eighteenth-century slave trade to America (Gloucester: Bristol Record Society, 1986).

Tattersfield, N. The forgotten trade : comprising the log of the "Daniel and Henry" of 1700 and accounts of the slave trade from the minor ports of England, 1698-1725 (London: Cape, 1991).

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Week 3: Agency: Africans and the slave trade

 

Seminar reading

Hawthorne, W. ‘The production of slaves where there was no state: The Guinea-Bissau region, 1450-1815’, Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies., Vol. 20 (1999), pp. 97-124.

Klein, M.A‘The slave trade and decentralized societies’, The journal of African history., Vol. 42, No. 1 (2000).

M. Rediker, The slave ship : a human history (London: John Murray, 2007), chapter 3. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

General studies

 

Barry, B. ‘Precolonial western Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade’ in B.L. Solow (ed.) Slavery and the rise of the Atlantic system (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

Thomas, R.P. and Bean, R. ‘The fishers of men: the profits of the slave Trade’, The journal of economic history., Vol. 34 (1974), pp. 885-914

Eltis, D. and Jennings, L.C. ‘Trade between Western Africa and the Atlantic World in the pre-colonial Era’, The American historical review., Vol.93 (1988), pp. 936-959.

Klein, H.S. The Atlantic Slave Trade (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), chapter 4.

Klein, M.A. ‘The slave trade and decentralized societies’, The journal of African history., Vol. 42, No. 1 (2000).

Lovejoy, P.E. ‘Slave marketing in West Africa’ in Gemery, H.A. and Hogendorn, J.S. (Ed.) The Uncommon market : essays in the economic history of the Atlantic slave trade (New York: Academic Press, 1979) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva .

Lovejoy, P.E. and Richardson, D. ‘African Agency and the Liverpool Slave Trade’ in D. Richardson, S. Schwarz and A. Tibbles (eds.) Liverpool and transatlantic slavery [electronic resource] (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2007).

Regional studies

Sierra Leone, Senegambia, and the windward coast

Barry, B. (translated by A. K. Armah) Senegambia and the Atlantic slave trade [electronic resource] (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), esp. chapter 5.

Hawthorne, W. ‘The production of slaves where there was no state: The Guinea-Bissau region, 1450-1815’, Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies., Vol. 20 (1999), pp. 97-124.

Rodney, W. A history of the Upper Guinea Coast, 1545-1800 [electronic resource] (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1971) [eBook].

Searing, J.F. West African slavery and Atlantic commerce : the Senegal River Valley, 1700-1860 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993)

Gold coast

Daaku, K.Y. Trade and politics on the Gold Coast, 1600-1720 [electronic resource] : a study of the African reaction to European trade (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1970) [eBook].

Kea, R.A. Settlements, trade, and polities in the seventeenth-century Gold Coast (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982).

Reese, T.M. ‘“Eating” luxury: Fante middlemen, British goods and the changing dependencies on the Gold Coast, 1750-1821’, William and Mary quarterly., Vol. 66 (2009), pp. 851-72.

St. Clair, W. The grand slave emporium : Cape Coast Castle and the British slave trade (London: Profile Books, 2007)

Bight of Benin (or Slave Coast) and Bight of Biafra

Admu, M. ‘The delivery of slaves from the Central Sudan to the Bight of Benin in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries’ in Gemery, H.A. and Hogendorn, J.S. (ed.) The Uncommon market : essays in the economic history of the Atlantic slave trade (New York: Academic Press, 1979)

Klein, M.A‘The slave trade and decentralized societies’, The journal of African history., Vol. 42, No. 1 (2000).

Latham, A.J.H. Old Calabar, 1600-1891 : the impact of the international economy upon a traditional society (Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1973).

Law, R. . ‘A West African Cavalry State: The Kingdom of Oyo’ The journal of African history., Vol. 16 (1975).

Law , R. Ouidah : the social history of a West African slaving 'port', 1727-1892, (Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2004).

Law, R. The Oyo Empire, c.1600-c.1836 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1977). [eBook]

Law, R. ‘Slave-raiders and middlemen. Monopolists and free-traders: The supply of slaves for the Atlantic slave trade’, The journal of African history., Vol. 30, No. 1 (1999).

Morton-Williams, P. ‘The Oyo Yoruba and the Atlantic trade, 1670 to 1830’ in J. E. Inikori (ed.) Forced migration : the impact of the export slave trade on African societies (New York: Africana Publishing Company 1982)

Martin, P. ‘The trade of Loango in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries’ in J. E. Inikori (ed.) Forced Migration: The Impact of the Export Slave Trade on African Societies . (New York: Africana Publishing Company 1982)

Thomas, R.P. and Bean, R. ‘The fishers of men: the profits of the slave Trade’, The journal of economic history., Vol. 34 (1974), pp. 885-914

Piot, C. ‘Of slaves and the gift: Kabre sale of kin during the era of the slave trade’, The journal of African history., Vol. 37 (1996).

West-Central Africa

Martin, P. ‘The trade of Loango in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries’ in J. E. Inikori (ed.) Forced migration : the impact of the export slave trade on African societies. (New York: Africana Publishing Company,1982)

Ribeiro da Silva, F. ‘Reexamining the Geography and Merchants of the West Central African Slave Trade: Looking Behind the Numbers’, African economic history., Vol. 38 (2010), pp. 77-105.

Thornton, J.K. The Kingdom of Kongo : civil war and transition, 1641-1718 (Madison, Wis: University of Wisconsin Press, 1983)

General accounts

Harms, R.W . River of wealth, river of sorrow : the central Zaire basin in the era of the slave and ivory trade, 1500-1891 (New Haven: Yale University Press, c1981)

Barry, B. ‘Precolonial western Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade’ in B.L. Solow (ed.) Slavery and the rise of the Atlantic system ( Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

Eltis, D. and Jennings, L.C. ‘Trade between Western Africa and the Atlantic World in the pre-colonial Era’, The American historical review., Vol. 93 (1988), pp. 936-959.

Klein, H.S. The Atlantic slave trade (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), chapter 4.

Klein, M.A. ‘The slave trade and decentralized societies’, The journal of African history., Vol. 42, No. 1 (2000).

Lovejoy, P.E. ‘Slave marketing in West Africa’ in Gemery, H.A. and Hogendorn, J.S. (Ed.) The Uncommon market : essays in the economic history of the Atlantic slave trade (New York: Academic Press, 1979).

Lovejoy, P.E. and Richardson, D. ‘African Agency and the Liverpool Slave Trade’ in D. Richardson, S. Schwarz and A. Tibbles (eds.) Liverpool and transatlantic slavery [electronic resource] (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2007).

Thomas, R.P. and Bean, R. ‘The fishers of men: the profits of the slave Trade’, The journal of economic history., Vol. 34 (1974), pp. 885-914

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Week 4. Victims: Age, gender and ethnicity of African slaves

Seminar reading:

Diptee, A. 'African children in the British slave trade during the late eighteenth century', Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies., Vol. 27(2006), pp. 183-196.

Lovejoy, P.E. ‘The impact of the African Slave trade on Africa: A review of the literature’, The journal of African history., Vol. 30 (1989) [read pp. 373-386 only].

Ugo Nwokeji, G. ‘Conceptions of gender and slave traffic’, William and Mary quarterly., Vol. 58 (2001), pp. 47-68.

Further Reading:

Burnard, T. ‘The Atlantic Slave Trade and African Ethnicities in Seventeenth Century Jamaica’ in in D. Richardson, S. Schwarz and A. Tibbles (eds.) Liverpool and transatlantic slavery [electronic resource] (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2007).

Van de Boogaart, E. ‘The trade between Western Africa and the Atlantic World, 1600-1690: Estimates of trends in composition and value’, The journal of African history., Vol. 33 (1992), pp. 369-385.

Eltis, D. ‘Fluctuations in the age and sex ratios of slaves in the nineteenth century transatlantic slave traffic', Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies., Vol. 3 (1986), pp. 257-72.

Eltis, D. ‘The Volume, Age/Sex Ratios and African Impact of the Slave Trade: Some Refinements of Paul Lovejoy’s Review of the Literature’, The journal of African history., Vol. 31 (1990), pp. 550-567.

Eltis,D. and Engerman, S.L. ‘Was the slave trade dominated by men? ’, Journal of interdisciplinary history., Vol. 23 (1992), pp. 237-257.

Eltis, D. The rise of African slavery in the Americas [electronic resource] (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), chapter 4 (gender) chapter 9 (ethnicity).

Greggus, D. ‘Sex ratios and ethnicity: a response to Paul E. Lovejoy’, The journal of African history., Vol. 30 (1989), pp. 395-7.

Higman, B. W. Slave populations of the British Caribbean, 1807-1834 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1984), esp. pp. 126-133, 442-458

Inikori, J.E. ‘Export versus domestic demand: The determinants of sex ratios in the transatlantic slave trade’, Research in economic history. , Vol. 14 (1992). Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Klein, H.S. ‘African women in the Atlantic slave trade’ in Robertson, C.C. and M.A. Klein (eds.) Women and slavery in Africa (London: Heinemann, 1997).

Lovejoy, P.E. ‘The impact of the African Slave trade on Africa: A review of the literature’, The journal of African history., Vol. 30 (1989), pp. 365-94.

Lovejoy, P.E. and Richardson, D. ‘Competing markets for male and female slaves: Prices in the interior of West Africa’, The international journal of African historical studies., Vol. 28 (1995), pp. 261-93.

Thornton, J. ‘Sexual demography: The impact of the slave trade on family structure’ in Robertson, C.C. and M.A. Klein (eds.) Women and slavery in Africa (London: Heinemann, 1997).

Ugo Nwokeji, G. ‘Conceptions of gender and slave traffic’, William and Mary quarterly., Vol. 58 (2001), pp. 47-68.

Quantitative methods and the victims of the slave trade

Anstey, R. ‘The volume and profitability of the British slave trade, 1761-1807’ in Engerman, S.L. and Genovese, E.D. (eds.) Race and slavery in the Western Hemisphere : quantitative studies (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1975).

Anstey, R. ‘The British slave trade 1751-1807: A comment’, The journal of African history., Vol. 15 (1976), pp. 606-7.

Behrendt, S. ‘The annual volume and regional distribution of the British slave trade, 1780-1807’, The journal of African history., Vol. 38 (1997), pp. 187-211.

Curtin, P. D. The Atlantic slave trade [electronic resource] : a census (Madison, Wisconsin, 1969).

Curtin, P. D. ‘Measuring the Transatlantic slave trade once again’, The journal of African history., Vol. 17, (1976), pp. 595-605.

Davidson, B. The African slave trade. (Oxford: James Currey, 1996), Part 3.

Drescher, S. Econocide : British slavery in the era of abolition (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1977), pp. 205-13.

Eltis, D. ‘The British transatlantic slave trade before 1714: Annual estimates by volume and direction’ in Paquette, R.L. and S.L. Engerman (eds.) The Lesser Antilles in the age of European expansion (Gainsville: Florida University Press, 1996), pp. 182-205.

Eltis, D. and D. Richardson, ‘The "numbers game" and routes to slavery’, Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies., Vol. 18 (1997), pp. 1-15.

Eltis, D. The volume and structure of the transatlantic slave trade: a reassessment’, William and Mary quarterly., Vol. 58 (2001).

Henige, D. ‘Measuring the immeasurable: the Atlantic slave trade, West African population and the Pyrrhonian critic', . The journal of African history., Vol. 25 (1986), pp. 295-313.

Inikori, J.E. ‘Measuring the Atlantic Slave Trade: An assessment of Curtin and Anstey’, The journal of African history., Vol. 17 (1976), pp. 197-223.

Inikori, J.E. ‘Measuring the Atlantic Slave Trade: A Rejoinder’, The journal of African history., Vol. 17 (1976), pp. 607-627.

Inikori, J.E. ‘The Volume of the British Slave Trade, 1655-1807’, Cahiers d'études africaines., Vol. 32 (1992), pp. 669-676.

Inikori, J.E. Africans and the industrial revolution in England [electronic resource] : a study in international trade and development (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002), chapter 5.

Lovejoy, P. E. ‘The volume of the Atlantic slave trade: a synthesis’, The journal of African history., Vol. 21, 4 (1982), pp. 473-501

Lovejoy, P.E. ‘The impact of the African Slave trade on Africa: A review of the literature’, The journal of African history., Vol. 30 (1989), pp. 365-94.

Lovejoy, P. E. Transformations in slavery : a history of slavery in Africa (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983).

Richardson, D. 'Slave exports from west and west-central Africa, 1700-1810: new estimates of volume and distribution', The journal of African history., Vol. 30 (1989), pp. 1-22.

Richardson, D. ‘The eighteenth-century British slave trade: new estimates of its volume and distribution’, Research in economic history., Vol. 10 (1988) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Walsh, L.S. ‘The Chesapeake Slave Trade: Regional Patterns, African Origins, and Some Implications’, William and Mary quarterly., Vol. 58 (2001), pp. 139-70.

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Week 5 The Middle Passage: African experience and mortality

 

Seminar reading:

Handler, J.S. ‘Survivors of the middle passage: Life histories of enslaved Africans in British America’, Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies., Vol. 23 (2002), pp. 25-56.

Richardson, D. ‘Shipboard revolts, African authority and the transatlantic slave trade’, William and Mary quarterly., Vol. 58 (2001), pp. 69-92.

Klein, H.S. and Engerman, S.L. ‘Long-Term Trends in African Mortality in the trans-Atlantic Slave Trade’, Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies., vol. 18, (1997), pp. 36–48.

African accounts and slave resistance in Africa:

Behrendt, S. Eltis, D. and Richardson, D. ‘The costs of coercion: African agency in the pre-modern Atlantic World’, The economic history review., Vol. 54 (2001), pp.

Handler, J.S. ‘Survivors of the middle passage: Life histories of enslaved Africans in British America’, Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies., Vol. 23 (2002), pp. 25-56.

Handler, J.S. ‘The middle passage and the material culture of captive Africans’, Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies., Vol. 30 (2009), pp. 1-26.

McGowan, W. ‘African resistance to the Atlantic slave trade in West Africa’, Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies., Vol. 11 (1990), pp. 5-29.

Pierson, W. D., 'White cannibals, Black martyrs: fear, depression, and religious faith as causes of suicide among new slaves', Journal of Negro history., Vol. 62 (1977), pp. 147-59.

Rathbone, R., 'Some thoughts on resistance to enslavement in West Africa', Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies., Vol. 6 (1986), pp. 11-22.

Taylor, E.R. If we must die : shipboard insurrections in the era of the Atlantic slave trade (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006).

Rediker, M. The slave ship : a human history (London: Murray, 2007).

Smallwood, S.E. ‘African guardians, European slave ships and the changing dynamics of power in the early modern Atlantic’, William and Mary quarterly., Vol. 64 (2007), pp. 679-716.

Smallwood, S.E. Saltwater slavery : a middle passage from Africa to American diaspora (Cambridge, MA.: University of Harvard Press, 2007), chapter 3.

The debate on the volume and causes of slave mortality in the middle passage:

Cohn, R.L. ‘Deaths of slaves in the middle passage’, The journal of economic history., Vol. 45, (1985).

Curtin, P.D. ‘Epidemiology and the Slave Trade’, Political science quarterly., vol. 83, no. 2, (1968), pp. 190–216.

Eltis, D. ‘Mortality and voyage length in the middle passage: New evidence from the nineteenth century’, Journal of Economic History, Vol. 44 (June, 1984).

Garland, C. and Klein, H.S. ‘The Allotment of space for slaves aboard eighteenth-century British slave ships’, William and Mary quarterly., Vol. 42, No. 2 (Apr, 1995).

Haines, R. and Shlomowitz ‘Explaining the mortality decline in the eighteenth-century slave trade’, The economic history review., R. Vol. 53 (2000), pp. 262-283.

Haines, R., McDonald, J. and Slomowitz, R. ‘Mortality and voyage length in the Middle Passage revisited’, Explorations in economic history.. Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct. 2001).

Klein, H.S. and Engerman, S.L. ‘Long-Term Trends in African Mortality in the trans-Atlantic Slave Trade,” Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies., vol. 18, (1997), pp. 36–48.

Klein, H.S., Engerman, S.L., Haines R. and Shlomowitz, R. ‘Transoceanic mortality: The slave trade in comparative perspective’, William and Mary quarterly., Vol. 58, No. 1 (Jan, 2001).

Miller, Joseph C. ‘Mortality in the Atlantic Slave Trade: Statistical Evidence on Causality’, Journal of interdisciplinary history., vol. 11, (1980), pp. 385–423

Morgan, P.D. ‘The Cultural Implications of the Atlantic Slave Trade: African Regional Origins, American Destinations and New World Developments’, Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies., vol. 18, no. 1, (1997), pp. 98–121

Mustakeem, S. ‘“I have never seen such a sickly ship before”: Diet, disease, and mortality in eighteenth-century Atlantic slaving voyages’, Journal of African American History, Vol. 93 (2008), pp. 474-96.

Richardson, D. ‘The costs of survival: The transport of slaves in the middle passage and the profitability of the 18th-century British slave trade’, Explorations in economic history., Vol. 24 (1987), pp. 178-196.

Sheridan, R.B. ‘The Guinea Surgeons on the Middle Passage: The Provision of Medical Services in the British Slave Trade’, The international journal of African historical studies., vol. 14, (1981), pp. 601–625.

Steckel, R.H. and Jensen, R.A. ‘New evidence of slave and crew mortality in the Atlantic slave trade’, The journal of economic history., Vol. 46 (1986), 57-77.

Solar, P. and Ronnback, K. ‘Copper sheathing and the British slave trade’, The economic history review., Vol. 68 (2015), pp. 806-829.

K.F. Kiple, ‘Mortality caused by dehydration during the middle passage’ in J. E. Inikori and S.L. Engerman (eds.) The Atlantic slave trade: Effects on Economies, Societies, and Peoples in Africa, the Americas, and Europe (Durham: Duke University Press, 1992).

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Week 6 Slaves in the Atlantic world: The rise of the slave-plantation system

Seminar reading

Eltis, D. ‘Europeans and the Rise and fall of African Slavery in the Americas: An Interpretation, American History Review, Vol. 98 (1993), pp. 1399-1423. Available online

Menard, R.R. ‘Transitions to African slavery in British America, 1630-1730: Barbados, Virginia and South Carolina’, Indian Historical Review, Vol. 15 (1988-9), pp. 33-49.

Green, W. ‘Race and slavery: Considerations on the Williams Thesis’ in B.L. Solow and S. Engerman (eds.) British Capitalism and Caribbean Slavery: The Legacy of Eric Williams (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,1986).

The plantation revolution and the rise of slavery

Beckles, H. White servitude and Black slavery in Barbados, 1627-1715 (Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press,1989).

Beckles, H. and Downes, A. ‘The economics of the transition to the black labour system in Barbados, 1630-1680’, Journal of interdisciplinary history., Vol. 18 (1987), pp. 225-247.

Bean, R. and Thomas, R.P. ‘The adoption of slave labor in British America’ in Gemery, H.A. and Hogendorn, J.S. (Ed.) The Uncommon market : essays in the economic history of the Atlantic slave trade (London, 1979)

Degler, C.N. ‘Slavery and the genesis of American race prejudice, Comparative studies in society and history., Vol. 2 (1959), pp. 49-66.

Drescher, S. ‘White Atlantic? The choice for African slave labor in the plantation Americas’ in Eltis, D. Lewis, F.D. and Sokoloff (ed.) Slavery in the development of the Americas (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004). [eBook]

Eltis, D. ‘Europeans and the Rise and fall of African Slavery in the Americas: An Interpretation, American History Review, Vol. 98 (1993), pp. 1399-1423.

Galenson, D.W. ‘White servitude and black slavery in Colonial America’, The journal of economic history., Vol. 41 (1981), pp. 39-47.

Galenson, D.W. ‘The Rise and fall of Indentured Servitude in the Americas: An Economic Analysis, Journal of Economic History, Vol. 44 (1984), pp. 1-26.

Galenson, D.W. White servitude in colonial America : an economic analysis (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981).

Galenson, D.W. Traders, planters, and slaves : market behavior in early English America (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986).

Grubb, F. ‘The Liverpool Emigrant Servant Trade and the Transition to Slave Labor in the Chesapeake, 1697–1707: Market Adjustments to War’, Explorations in economic history., Vol. 31 (1994), pp. 376–405.

Gray, R. and Wood, B. ‘The Transition From Indentured Servant to Involuntary Servitude in Colonial Georgia’, Explorations in economic history., Vol. 13 (October 1976), pp. 353–370.

Green, W. ‘Race and slavery: Considerations on the Williams Thesis’ in B.L. Solow and S. Engerman (eds.) British Capitalism and Caribbean Slavery: The Legacy of Eric Williams (Cambridge, 1986).

Handlin, O. and M.F. ‘Origins of the southern labor system’, William and Mary quarterly., Vol. 7 (1950), pp. 199-222.

Starr, R. ‘Historians and the origins of origins of British North American Slavery’, The historian., Vol. 36 (1973), pp. 1-18.

Jordan, W. White over black American attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812 (New York, 1977).

Menard, R. Sweet negotiations : sugar, slavery, and plantation agriculture in early Barbados (London, 2006), chapter 2.

Schmidt-Nowara, C. ‘Big Questions and Answers: Three Histories of Slavery, the Slave Trade and the Atlantic World’, Social history., Vol. 27 (2002), pp. 210-17.

Patterns of slave work

Bush, B. Slave women in Caribbean society, 1650-1838 [electronic resource] (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990), chapter 4.

Carney, J.A. ‘From hands to tutors: African expertise in the South Carolina rice economy’, Agricultural History., Vol. 67 (1993), pp. 1-30.

Carr, L.G. and Walsh, L.S. ‘Economic diversification and labor organization in the Chesapeake, 1650-1820’ in S. Innes (ed.) Work and labor in early America (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1988), pp. 144-188.

Chaplin, J. E. ‘Tidal rice cultivation and the problem of slavery in South Carolina and Georgia, 1760-1815’, William and Mary quarterly., Vol. 49 (1992), pp. 29-61.

Dunn, R.S. Sugar and slaves : the rise of the planter class in the English West Indies, 1624-1713 (1972), pp. 188-222.

Edelson, M. Plantation enterprise in colonial South Carolina (2006), chapter 2.

Higman, B.W. Slave population and economy in Jamaica, 1807-1834 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976), chapter 9.

Morgan, K. Slavery and servitude in colonial North America : a short history (2000), pp. 71-5.

Morgan, P.D. ‘Work and Culture: The Task System and the World of Low-country Blacks, 1700-1880’, William and Mary quarterly., Vol. 39 (1982), pp. 563-99.

Morgan, P.D. ‘Task and Gang Systems: The Organization of Labor on New World Slave Plantations’ in S. Innes (ed.) Work and labor in early America (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1988), pp. 189-220.

Morgan, P.D. Slave counterpoint : Black culture in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake and Lowcountry (Chapel Hill, 1998), esp. Chapter 3.

Shammas, C. ‘Black women’s work and the evolution of plantation society in Virginia’, Labor history., Vol. 26 (1985), pp. 5-28.

Walsh, L.S. ‘Plantation Management in the Chesapeake, 1620-1820’, The journal of economic history., Vol. 49 (1989), pp. 393-406.

L.S. Walsh, ‘Work and the slave economy’ in T. Burnard and G. Heuman (eds.) The Routledge history of slavery (London: Routledge, 2010).

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Week 7 Slave resistance and culture in the British-Atlantic Empire, 1607-1834

Seminar reading

Berlin, I. ‘Time, Space, and the Evolution of Afro-American Society in the British Mainland North America’, The American historical review., Vol. 85 (1980), pp. 44-78.

Dadzie, S. ‘Search for the invisible woman: slavery and resistance in Jamaica’, Race and class., Vol. 32 (1990), pp. 21-38.

Morgan, P.D. ‘The Black Experience in the British Empire, 1680-1810’ in Morgan, P.D. and Hawkins, S. (eds.) Black experience and the Empire (Oxford, 2004), chapter 4. [eBook].

Thornton, J.K. ‘African dimensions of the Stono Rebellion’, The American historical review., 96 (1991).

Slave resistance

Bauer, R. A. And Bauer, A.H. ‘Day to Day Resistance to Slavery’, Journal of Negro history., 37 (1942).

Beckles, H. Black rebellion in Barbados : the struggle against slavery, 1627-1838 (Bridgetown: Antilles, 1984).

Beckles, H. Natural rebels : a social history of enslaved black women in Barbados (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1989).

Beckles, H. ‘Property rights in pleasure: The marketing of slave women’s sexuality in the West Indies’ in R.A. McDonald (ed.) West Indies accounts : essays on the history of the British Caribbean and the Atlantic economy in honour of Richard Sheridan (Kingston,1996) .

Burnard, T. Mastery, tyranny, and desire : Thomas Thistlewood and his slaves in the Anglo-Jamaican world (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004).

Brown, V., 'Spiritual terror and sacred authority in Jamaican slave society', Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies. 24:1 (2003), 24-53

Craton, M. Testing the chains : resistance to slavery in the British West Indies (Cornell University Press, 1982).

Craton, M. ‘What and Who to Whom and What: The significance of slave resistance’ in B.L. Solow and S. Engerman (eds.) British Capitalism and Caribbean Slavery: The Legacy of Eric Williams (Cambridge, 1986).

Craton, M. ‘Slavery and slave society in the British Caribbean’ in Heuman, G. The slavery reader (London, 2003).

Dadzie, S. ‘Search for the invisible woman: slavery and resistance in Jamaica’, Race and class., Vol. 32 (1990), pp. 21-38.

Davis, T. J., ‘The New York Slave Conspiracy of 1741 as Black Protest’, Journal of Negro history., Vol. 56 (1971), pp. 17-30.

Dunn, R.S. ‘The story of two Jamaican slaves: Sarah Affir and Robert McAlpine of Mesopotamia estate’ in R.A. McDonald (ed.) West Indies accounts : essays on the history of the British Caribbean and the Atlantic economy in honour of Richard Sheridan (Kingston,1996).

Fergus, C. ‘“Dread of insurrection”: Abolitionism, Security and Labor in Britain’s West India Colonies, 1760-1823’, William and Mary quarterly., Vol. 66 (2009).

Gaspar, D.B. ‘From the sense of their slavery: slave women and resistance in Antigua 1632-1763’ in Gaspar, D.B. and Hine, D.C. (eds.) More than chattel : black women and slavery in the Americas (Bloomington, Ind., 1996).

Higman, B.W. ‘Patterns of exchange within a plantation economy: Jamaica at the time of emancipation’ in R.A. McDonald (ed.) West Indies accounts : essays on the history of the British Caribbean and the Atlantic economy in honour of Richard Sheridan (Kingston: University of West Indies Press, 1996).

Genovese, E. From rebellion to revolution : Afro-American slave revolts in the making of the modern world (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1979).

Heuman, G. ‘Runaway slaves in nineteenth-century Barbados’ in Heuman, G. The slavery reader (London, 2003). Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Heuman, G. ‘Slave rebellions’ in T. Burnard and G. Heuman (eds.) The Routledge History of Slavery (London: Routledge, 2010).

Johnson, M. P. ‘Runaway Slaves and the Slave Communities in South Carolina, 1799-1830’, William and Mary quarterly., Vol. 38 (1981), pp. 418-441.

Matthews, G. Caribbean slave revolts and the British abolitionist movement (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006).

Meaders, D. E. ‘South Carolina Fugitives as Viewed through Local Colonial Newspapers with Emphasis on Runaway Notices, 1732- 1801’, Journal of Negro history., Vol. 60 (1975), pp. 288-319.

Morgan, K. Slavery and servitude in north america 1607-1800 (Edinburgh, 2000), chapter 5.

Mullin, G. Flight and rebellion : slave resistance in eighteenth-century Virginia (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1972).

Mullin, M. Africa in America : slave acculturation and resistance in the American South and the British Caribbean, 1736-1831 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992).

Pearson, E.A. ‘A countryside full of flames: A reconsideration of the Stono Rebellion and slave rebelliousness in early 18th-century South Carolina’, Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies., Vol. 17 (1996).

Rucker, W.C. The river flows on : Black resistance, culture, and identity formation in early America (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006)

Sudbury, J. ‘Resistance to slavery’ in T. Burnard and G. Heuman (eds.) The Routledge History of Slavery (London: Routledge, 2010).

Thornton, J.K. ‘African dimensions of the Stono Rebellion’, American History Review, 96 (1991).

Watson, A.D. ‘Impulse towards independence: Resistance and rebellion among North Carolina slaves, 1750-1775’, Journal of Negro history., Vol. 63 (1978), pp. 317-28.

Wax, D.D. ‘The great risque we run: the aftermath of Slave Rebellion at Stono, South Carolina, 1739-1745’, Journal of Negro history., 77 (1982)

Wood, B. ‘Some aspects of female resistance to chattel slavery in Low Country Georgia, 1763-1815’ in Heuman, G. (ed.) The slavery reader (London, 2003). Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Slave society and cultures

Bush, B. Slave women in Caribbean society, 1650-1838 [electronic resource] (Bloomington, 1990), chapters 5-8.

Berlin, I. ‘Time, Space, and the Evolution of Afro-American Society in the British Mainland North America’, The American historical review., Vol. 85 (1980), pp. 44-78.

Berlin, I. ‘From Creole to African: Atlantic Creoles and the Origins of African-American Society in Mainland North America’, William and Mary quarterly., Vol. 53 (1996), pp. 251-288.

Berlin, I., Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America (Cambridge, MA, 1998).

Berlin, I. Generations of captivity: a history of African-American slaves (London, 2003).

Braithwaite, E.K. ‘The “Folk” culture of the slaves’ in Heuman, G. (ed.) The slavery reader (London, 2003).

Brown, K. M. Good wives, nasty wenches, and anxious patriarchs : gender, race, and power in colonial Virginia (Chapel Hill, 1996), Part 2.

Cody, C.A. ‘There was no ‘Absolom’ on the Ball plantation: Slave-naming practices in the South Carolina Low Country, 1720-1865’ in in Heuman, G. (ed.) The slavery reader (London, 2003).

Frey, S.R. and Wood, B. ‘The Americas: The survival of African religions’ in Heuman, G. (ed.) The slavery reader (London, 2003).

Gaspar, D.B. Bondmen and rebels: a study of master-slave relations in Antigua, with implications for colonial British America (Baltimore, 1985)

Goveia, E.V. Slave society in the British Leeward Islands at the end of the eighteenth century. (London, 1965).

Genovese, E.D. Roll, Jordan, roll : the world the slaves made (New York: Vintage Books, 1974).

Kullikoff, A. ‘Origins of Afro-American Society in Tidewater Maryland and Virginia’, William and Mary quarterly., Vol. 35 (1978), pp. 226-259.

Kullikoff, A. Tobacco and slaves : the development of southern cultures in the Chesapeake, 1680-1800 (Chapel Hill. 1986).

Lee, B.F. ‘The problem of slave community in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake’, William and Mary quarterly., Vol. 43 (1986),pp. 333-61.

Littlefield, D.C. Rice and slaves : ethnicity and the slave trade in colonial South Carolina (Baton Rouge, 1981).

McDonald, R. A. The economy and material culture of slaves : goods and chattels on the sugar plantations of Jamaica and Louisiana (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1993).

Morgan, J.L. ‘gender and family life’ in T. Burnard and G. Heuman (eds.) The Routledge History of Slavery (London: Routledge, 2010).

Morgan, P.D. Slave counterpoint : Black culture in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake and Lowcountry (Chapel Hill, 1998), esp. chapters 9-10. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Morgan, P.D. ‘Slave Life in the Virginia Piedmont, 1720-1790’ in L.G. Carr, P.D. Morgan and J.B. Russo (eds.) Colonial Chesapeake society (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1988). Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Thornton, J. ‘Cannibals, Witches and Slave Traders in the Atlantic World’, William and Mary quarterly., Vol. 60 (2003), pp. 273-94.

Walsh, L.S. From Calabar to Carter's Grove : the history of a Virginia slave community (Charlottesville, 2001).

Wood, P.H. Black majority: Negroes in colonial South Carolina from 1670 through the Stono Rebellion (New York, 1975), Part 3.

White, S. and W. ‘Slave clothing and African-American Culture in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries’, Past & present., Vol. 148 (1995), pp. 149-86.

Yentsch, A.E. A Chesapeake family and their slaves : a study in historical archaeology (Cambridge, 1994). 

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Week 8 The Impact of the slave trade on Africa

Seminar reading:

Eltis, D. and Jennings, L.C. ‘Trade between Western Africa and the Atlantic World in the pre-colonial Era’, American Historical Review, Vol. 93 (1988),pp. 936-959.

Lovejoy, P.E. ‘The impact of the African Slave trade on Africa: A review of the literature’, The journal of African history., Vol. 30 (1989), pp. 365-394.

Manning, P. ‘Contours of slavery and social change in Africa', American Historical Review, Vol. 88 (1983), pp. 835-857.

Further reading

Alpers, E. A. ‘The impact of the slave trade on east central Africa in the nineteenth century’ in J. E. Inikori (ed.) Forced migration : the impact of the export slave trade on African societies. (New York: Africana Publishing Company 1982).

Bailey, A. C. African voices of the Atlantic slave trade : beyond the silence and the shame (Boston : Beacon Press, 2005), chapters 6-7.

Barry, B. (Translated by A. K. Armah) Senegambia and the Atlantic slave trade [electronic resource]. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), chapter 8. [eBook]

Daaku, K.Y. Trade and politics on the Gold Coast, 1600-1720 [electronic resource] : a study of the African reaction to European trade (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1970). [eBook]

van Dantzig, A. ‘Effects of the Atlantic slave trade on some West African societies’ in J. E. Inikori (ed.) Forced migration : the impact of the export slave trade on African societies. (New York: Africana Publishing Company 1982)

Eltis, D. ‘Precolonial western Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade’, B.I. Solow (ed.) Slavery and the rise of the Atlantic system (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991).

Eltis, D. and Jennings, L.C. ‘Trade between Western Africa and the Atlantic World in the pre-colonial Era’, The American historical review., Vol. 93 (1988), 936-959.

Eltis, D. The rise of African slavery in the Americas [electronic resource] (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), chapter 7.

Eltis, D. ‘Welfare Trends among the Yoruba in the Early Nineteenth Century: The Anthropometric Evidence’, The journal of economic history. Vol. 50 (1990), pp. 521-540.

Fage, J. A History of West Africa (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1969).

Farge, ‘J. D. Slavery and the slave trade in the context of West African history’ in J. E. Inikori (ed.) Forced migration : the impact of the export slave trade on African societies (New York: Africana Publishing Company 1982).

Fage, J.D. ‘African societies and the Atlantic slave trade’, Past & present., Vol. 125 (1989), pp. 97-115.

Fage, J.D. ‘Slaves and society in Western Africa, c.1445-1700’, The journal of African history., Vol. 21 (1980), pp. 289-310.

Gemery, H. and Hogendorn, J.S. ‘The economic costs of West African participation in the Atlantic slave trade: a preliminary sampling for the eighteenth century’ in Gemery, H. and Hogendorn, J.S. (Ed.) The Uncommon market : essays in the economic history of the Atlantic slave trade (New York: Academic Press, 1979)

Gueye, A. ‘The impact of the slave trade on Cayor and Baol: Mutations in habitat and land occupancy’ in in S. A. Diouf (eds.) Fighting the slave trade : West African strategies (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2003).

Inikori, J.E. ‘Introduction’ in J. E. Inikori (ed.) Forced migration : the impact of the export slave trade on African societies (New York: Africana Publishing Company 1982).

Inikori, J.E. ‘The import of firearms into West Africa, 1750 to 1807’ in J. E. Inikori (ed.) Forced migration : the impact of the export slave trade on African societies (New York: Africana Publishing Company 1982).

Inikori, J.E. ‘The struggle against the transatlantic slave trade: The role of the state’ in S. A. Diouf (eds.) Fighting the slave trade : West African strategies (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2003).

Inikori, J.E. ‘Underpopulation in nineteenth century west Africa’ in African Historical Demography, Vol. 2: Proceedings of a seminar held in the Centre for African Studies (Edinburgh: Centre for African Studies, 1981), pp. 499-526.

Klein, M.A.. ‘The impact of the Atlantic slave trade on the societies of Western Sudan’, Social Science History, Vol. 14 (1990), pp. 231-253.

Klein, M.A. ‘The impact of the Atlantic slave trade on the societies of the Western Sudan’ in J.E. Inikori and S.L. Engerman (eds.) The Atlantic slave trade: Effects on Economies, Societies, and Peoples in Africa, the Americas, and Europe (Durham: Duke University Press, 1992).

Klein, M.A. ‘The Slave Trade and Decentralized Societies’, The journal of African history., Vol. 42 (2001), pp. 49–65.

Law, R. The slave coast of West Africa 1550-1750: the impact of the Atlantic slave trade on an African society (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991).

Lovejoy, P. E. Transformations in slavery: A history of Slavery in Africa (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983).

Meillassoux, C. ‘The role of slavery in the economic and social history of Sahelo-Sudanic Africa’ in J. E. Inikori (ed.) Forced migration : the impact of the export slave trade on African societies (New York: Africana Publishing Company 1982)

Manning, P. ‘Contours of slavery and social change in Africa', The American historical review., Vol. 88 (1983), pp. 835-857.

Manning, P. ‘The slave trade: the formal demography of a global system’ in J. E. Inikori and S.L. Engerman (eds.) The Atlantic slave trade: Effects on Economies, Societies, and Peoples in Africa, the Americas, and Europ e (Durham: Duke University Press, 1992).

Manning, P. Slavery and African life : occidental, oriental and African slave trades (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990).

Nunn, N. ‘Historical Legacies: A Model Linking Africa's Past to its Current Underdevelopment. Journal of Development Economics., Vol. 83 (2008), pp. 157-175.

Nunn, N. ‘The Long Term Effects of Africa's Slave Trades’, The quarterly journal of economics., Vol. 123 (2008), pp. 139-176.

Oriji, J.N. ‘Igboland, slavery and the drums of war and heroism’ in in S. A. Diouf (eds.) Fighting the slave trade : West African strategies (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2003).

Rodney, W. How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (London: Bogle-L’Ouvreture Publications, 1972).

Richardson, D. ‘West African consumption patterns and their influence on the eighteenth century English slave trade’ in Gemery, H.A. and Hogendorn, J.S. (Ed.) The Uncommon market : essays in the economic history of the Atlantic slave trade (New York: Academic Press, 1979).

Thornton J.K. ‘The slave trade in eighteenth-century Angola: effects on demographic structures', Canadian Journal of African Studies, Vol. 14 (1980), 417-27;

Thornton, J. K.‘The demographic effect of the slave trade on Western Africa, 1500-1850’, in African Historical Demography, Vol. 2: Proceedings of a seminar held in the Centre for African Studies (Edinburgh: Centre for African Studies, 1981), pp. 691-720

Thornton, J.K. Africa and Africans in the making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), chapter 3.

Thornton, J. Warfare in Atlantic Africa, 1500-1800 (London: UCL Press, 1999).

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Week 9 The slave trade and capitalism: Africans and the industrial revolution

Seminar reading:

Blackburn, R. The American crucible : slavery, emancipation and human rights (London: Verso, 2011), pp. 99-121.

Eltis, D. and Engerman, S.L. ‘The Importance of Slavery and the Slave Trade to Industrializing Britain’, The journal of economic history., Vol. 60 (2000), pp. 123-44.

Richardson, D. ‘The slave trade, sugar and British economic growth, 1748-1776’, The journal of interdisciplinary history. ISSN: 0022-1953, Vol. 17 (1987), pp. 739-769.

 

Further Reading

Blackburn, R. The Making of New World Slavery from the Baroque to the Modern, 1492-1800 (London: Verso, 1997), chapter 12.

Davis, R. Industrial Revolution and British overseas trade (Leicester: Leicester University Press, 1979).

Findlay, R, and O’Rourke, K.H. Power and plenty : trade, war, and the world economy in the second millennium (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007), Chapter 6.

Hobsbawm, E. Industry and empire: (London: Penguin, 1969), esp. chapter 2.

Inikori, J.E. ‘Slavery and the revolution in cotton textile production in England’, Social Science History, Vol. 13 (1989), pp. 343-79. Available online

Inikori, J.E. Africans and the industrial revolution in England [electronic resource] : a study in international trade and development (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002), esp. Chapters 1, 3 and 9.

McCloskey, D. and Thomas, R.P. ‘Overseas Trade and Empire 1700-1860’ in Floud and McCloskey (eds.) The Economic History of Britain since 1700: Vol. 1 (1st edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981).

Minchinton, W. ‘Editor’s Introduction’ in W. Minchinton (Ed.) The growth of English overseas trade in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (London: Methuen, 1969), pp. 36-52.

Mokyr, J. The enlightened economy : an economic history of Britain, 1700-1850 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009), esp. 156-165.

Morgan, K. Slavery, Atlantic trade and the British economy, 1660-1800 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008).

O’Brien, P.K. and Engerman, S.L. ‘Exports and the growth of the British economy from the Glorious Revolution to the Peace of Amiens’ in Solow, B.L. (ed.) Slavery and the rise of the Atlantic system (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991). Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Richardson, D. ‘The slave trade, sugar and British economic growth, 1748-1776’, Journal of interdisciplinary history., Vol. 17 (1987), pp. 739-769.

Solow, B.L. ‘Capitalism and slavery in the exceedingly long run’ in B.L. Solow and S. Engerman (eds.) British Capitalism and Caribbean Slavery: The Legacy of Eric Williams (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986).

Williams, E. Capitalism and Slavery (London: Deutsch, 1964), chapters 7-8.

 

Slave trade profits:

Anderson, B.L. and Richardson, D. ‘Market structure and profits of the British African trade in the late eighteenth century: A comment’, The journal of economic history., Vol. 43 (1983), pp. 713-721. [see also rejoinder by Inikori, pp. 723-8.]

Darity, W. ‘The numbers game and the profitability of the British trade in slaves’, The journal of economic history., Vol. 45 (1985), pp. 693-703.

Inikori, J.E. ‘Market structure and the profits of the British African slave trade in the late eighteenth century’, Journal of Economic History, Vol. 41 (1981), pp. 745-76.

Thomas, R.P. ‘The fishers of men: The profits of the slave trade’, Journal of Economic History, Vol. 34 (1974), pp. 885-914.

 

Key texts on the industrial revolution:

Allen, R.C. The British Industrial Revolution in global perspective (Cambridge, 2009).

Berg, M. and Hudson, P. ‘Rehabilitating the industrial revolution’, The economic history review., 2nd Series, Vol. 25 (1992), pp. 24-50.

Crafts, N.F.R. and Harley, C.K. ‘Output growth in the industrial revolution: A restatement of the Crafts-Harley view’, Economic History Review, Vol. 45 (1992), pp. 703-30.

Mokyr, J. The enlightened economy : an economic history of Britain, 1700-1850 (New Haven, 2009).

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Week 10 Britain and the abolition of the slave trade

Seminar reading

Davis, D.B. Inhuman bondage : the rise and fall of slavery in the New World (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), chapter 12.

Drescher, S. ‘Histories engines: British mobilization in the age of revolution’, William and Mary quarterly., Vol. 66 (2009), pp. 737-756

Ryden, D.B. ‘Does Decline Make Sense? The West Indian Economy and the Abolition of the British Slave Trade’, Journal of interdisciplinary history., Vol. 31 (2001), pp. 347-374.

Further reading

Anstey, R. The Atlantic slave trade and British abolition, 1760-1810 (London: Macmillan, 1975).

Anstey, R. ‘The pattern of British abolitionism in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries’ in C. Bolt and S. Drescher (eds.) Anti-slavery, religion, and reform : essays in memory of Roger Anstey (Folkestone: Dawson, 1980).

Anstey, R. and Hair, P.E. (eds.) Liverpool, the African slave trade, and abolition : essays to illustrate current knowledge and research (Liverpool: Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 1976).

Blackburn, R. The American crucible : slavery, emancipation and human rights (London: Verso, 2011).

Brown, C.L. Moral capital : foundations of British abolitionism (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2006).

Carrington, S. H. H., The sugar industry and the abolition of the slave trade, 1775-1810 (Gainesville, Florida, 2002)

Craton, M. Walvin, J. and Wright, D. Slavery, abolition, and emancipation : Black slaves and the British Empire : a thematic documentary (London: Longman, 1976).

Davis, D.B. The problem of slavery in western culture (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988).

Davis, D. B. The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999).

* Drescher, S. Econocide: British Slavery in the Era of Abolition (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1977).

Drescher, S., 'Whose Abolition? Popular Pressure and the Ending of the British Slave Trade', Past & present., Vol. 143, No. 1 (1994).

Drescher, S., 'History's Engines: British Mobilisation in the Age of Revolution', William and Mary quarterly.., Vol. 66, No. 4 (2009).

Drescher, S. ‘ Capitalism and Slavery after fifty years’, Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies., Vol. 18 (1997), pp. 212-227.

Drescher, S. ‘Public Opinion and Parliament in the Abolition of the British Slave Trade’, Parliamentary history., Vol. 26 (2007), pp. 42-65.

Eltis, D. Economic growth and the ending of the transatlantic slave trade (Oxford: Oxford University Press,1987).

Emmer, P.C. ‘Repeal, abolition, and reform: a study in the interaction of reforming movements in the parliament of 1790-6’ in C. Bolt and S. Drescher (eds.) Anti-slavery, religion, and reform : essays in memory of Roger Anstey (Folkestone: Dawson, 1980).

Haskell, T. L., 'Capitalism and the Origins of the Humanitarian Sensibility, Part 1', The American historical review., Vol. 90, No. 2 (1985)

Haskell, T. L., 'Capitalism and the Origins of the Humanitarian Sensibility, Part 2', The American Historical Review, Vol. 90, No. 3 (1985)

Hochschild, A. Bury the chains : the British struggle to abolish slavery (London: Pan, 2006).

Luster, R.E. The amelioration of the slaves in the British Empire, 1790-1833, 1790-1833 (New York: Lang, 1995).

Matthews, G. Caribbean slave revolts and the British abolitionist movement (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006).

Minchinton, W.E. ‘Abolition and emancipation: Williams, Drescher and the Continuing debate’, in R.A. McDonald (ed.) West Indies accounts : essays on the history of the British Caribbean and the Atlantic economy in honour of Richard Sheridan (Kingston: University of West Indies Press, 1996).

Oldfield, J.R. Popular Politics and British Anti-Slavery: The mobilisation of public opinion against the slave trade (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1995).

Ryden, D.B. ‘Does Decline Make Sense? The West Indian Economy and the Abolition of the British Slave Trade’, Journal of interdisciplinary history., Vol. 31 (2001), pp. 347-374.

Ryden, D.B. West Indian slavery and British abolition, 1783-1807 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010).

Schama, S. Rough crossings: Britain, the slaves and the American Revolution (London: BBC, 2005)

Sherwood, M. After abolition : Britain and the slave trade since 1807 (London: Taurus, 2007).

Turley, D. ‘Anti-slavery activists and officials: "influence", lobbying and the slave trade, 1807-1850’ in K. Hamilton and P. Salmon (eds.) Slavery, diplomacy and empire : Britain and the suppression of the slave trade, 1807-1975 (Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2009).

J. Walvin, ‘The rise of British popular sentiment for abolition 1787-1832’ in in C. Bolt and S. Drescher (eds.) Anti-slavery, religion, and reform : essays in memory of Roger Anstey (Folkestone: Dawson, 1980).

I. Whyte, Scotland and the abolition of black slavery, 1756-1838 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006).

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Week 11 Remembering the Slave Trade

Seminar reading

Austen, R.A. ‘The slave trade as history and memory: Confrontations of slaving voyage documents and communal tradition’, William and Mary quarterly., Vol. 58 (2001), pp. 229-44.

C. Hall, 'Troubling memories: Nineteenth-centuries histories of the slave trade and slavery’, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society., Sixth Series, Vol. 21 (2011), pp. 147-169.

Rupprecht, A. ‘“A limited sort of property”: History, memory and the slave ship Zong’, Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies., Vol. 29 (2008), pp. 265-277.

Trodd, Z. ‘Am I still not a man and a brother? Protest memory in contemporary antislavery visual culture’, Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies., Vol. 34 (2013), pp. 338-352.

 

Further reading

Austen, R.A. ‘The slave trade as history and memory: Confrontations of slaving voyage documents and communal tradition’, William and Mary quarterly., Vol. 58 (2001), pp. 229-44.

Bailyn, B. ‘Considering the slave trade: History and memory’, William and Mary quarterly., Vol. 58 (2001), pp. 245-252.

Chambers, E. ‘Remembering the crack of the whip: African-Caribbean artists in the UK visualise slavery’, Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies., Vol. 34 (2013), pp. 293-307.

Cubitt, G. ‘Bringing it home: making local meaning in 2007 bicentenary exhibitions’, Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies., Vol. 30 (2009), pp. 259-275.

Dresser, M. ‘Remembering Slavery and Abolition in Bristol’, Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies., Vol. 30 (2009), pp. 223-46.

Dresser, M. ‘Set in stone? Statues and slavery in London’, History workshop journal., Vol. 64 (2007), pp. 162-199.

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Paton, D. ‘Interpreting the Bicentenary in Britain’, Slavery & Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies., Vol. 30 (2009), pp. 277-89.

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International comparisons

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