Chronology of World Slavery

Chronology of World Slavery

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Baker & Taylor
"This work establishes the fact that slavery has existed since ancient times and tries to dispel the myth that slaves are only people of color. Designed to complement the two-volume Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery (1997), it is much more than a mere chronology of world slavery. The work in divided into six geographical sections (ancient world, Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the United States), each with an introduction and chronology. More than 100 brief sidebar essays interspersed throughout the book enhance its readability. Extremely useful are 80 full-text historical and legal documents ranging from ancient times to the present, covering topcs from the "Code of Hammurabi" to "the Brazilian Government Recognizes Slave Labor" (1985). An extensive index and 50-page bibliography appear at the end of the work. Recommended for all libraries."--"Outstanding reference sources 2000", American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.Examines the institution of slavery in all regions of the world throughout history and includes primary source documents from a variety of time periods

Book News
This reference documents the presence of slavery throughout human history. Rodriguez (history, Eureka College) describes slavery as a "dark mirror reflecting man's inhumanity to man." He traces the course of events, both great and small, that have defined the meaning of slavery. The volume features seven separate chronologies covering major world regions and eras; sidebar articles written by 44 leading scholars; 80 primary source documents from diverse time periods; and 120 b&w illustrations and five maps. Designed as a complement to The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery published in 1997. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA : ABC-CLIO, c1999
ISBN: 9780874368840
Branch Call Number: R 306.362 ROD
Characteristics: xxiii, 580 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Patterson, Orlando 1940-


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