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By Philip D. Curtin

Curtin combines sleek learn and statistical equipment along with his large wisdom of the sector to give the 1st book-length quantitative research of the Atlantic slave alternate. Its easy facts indicates revision of presently held critiques in regards to the position of the slave alternate within the economies of the outdated global international locations and their American colonies.

“Curtin’s paintings won't purely be the start line for all destiny study at the slave exchange and comparative slavery, yet becomes an necessary reference for someone drawn to Afro-American studies.”—Journal of yank History

“Curtin has produced a stimulating monograph, the manufactured from immaculate scholarship, opposed to which all previous and destiny reports should be judged.”—Journal of yank Studies

“Professor Curtin’s new booklet is as much as his well-known ordinary of functionality: in the limits he set for himself, The Atlantic Slave alternate may not often be a greater or extra very important book.”—American old Review



“Curtin has written a brilliantly provocative publication that are supposed to bring about a number of new inquiries.”—Hispanic American ancient Review

About the Author

Philip D. Curtin (1922-2009) was once writer of clone of Africa and Jamaicas. He edited Africa Remembered, a suite of narratives by means of former slaves and others keen on the slave alternate. He used to be a member of the dept of background on the college of Wisconsin from 1956-1975. From 1975 till the time of his loss of life, he was once a member of the school of Johns Hopkins college.

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One other unsigned memoir from an identical sequence has been released through J. Machat, records sur les etablissements fran~ais et l' Afrique occidentale au xviii" siBcle (Paris, 1906), pp. 132-33. This rfile mentions a standard French export ahead of the warfare of the yankee Revolution as approximately 15,000 slaves a 12 months. 20. Board of alternate record, quoted in D. Macpherson, Annals of trade, four vols. (London, 1805), 4:152. 21. Peytraud, L'Esclavage, pp. 139-40.

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