The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery

The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery

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ABC-CLIO

The first work of its kind to document slavery on a global scale, The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery is a two volume set that provides an in depth portrayal of human bondage and the slave trade from ancient times to the present.


The first work of its kind to document slavery on a global scale, The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery is a two volume set that provides an in depth portrayal of human bondage and the slave trade from ancient times to the present.


• Presents 700 topics of world slavery in 500 to 1,500 word entries that are extensively cross referenced with bibliographical citations for further research

• Biographies portray the lives of notable figures such as Harriet Tubman, Mansa Musa, Laroslav the Wise

• 100 illustrations, with maps accompanying core essays involving specific geographic locations



Book News
This two-volume reference contains 650-plus alphabetically arranged, signed entries which focus on various aspects of human bondage in all its forms throughout the ages. An introduction offers a historical overview and identifies the common threads that run through the slave systems of fundamentally different cultures. Entries, most about a page (two-column format), discuss general themes (e.g. women and slavery in Islam) as well as important incidents (e.g. Amistad) and individuals. Each entry includes suggestions for further reading and cross references; some contain b&w illustrations. The same five maps are included in both volumes, and a subject index is included in volume II; but a theme encyclopedia such as this should include more materials that give access to the contents in useful ways, e.g. a timeline, a chronology of individuals, and a classification of events. The bibliography is extensive, but not classified. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Baker
& Taylor

Looks at historical arguments made for slavery and abolition, slavery systems in various countries, related legal cases, slave rebellions, slave biographies, the history of the slave trade, and the teachings of various religions concerning slavery

Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA : ABC-CLIO, 1997
ISBN: 9780874368857
0874368855
Branch Call Number: R 306.362 HIS
Characteristics: 2 v. : ill., maps ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Rodriguez, Junius P.

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