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Representing Slavery free pdf "Representing Slavery" draws on the extensive collections of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and is published to mark the 200th anniversary of Parliament's abolition of the British slave trade in 1807. It explores the richness of the Museum's collections and highlights the unique insights they provide into the histories and legacies of slavery, the slave trade and abolition from the mid-sixteenth until the early twentieth centuries. Collections of art, artefacts and archives are examined across more than 600 entries, with many objects illustrated in print for the first time. Ten specially commissioned essays by leading scholars set the collections in their historical context, demonstrating the scale and brutality of slavery, the nature and extent of African resistance, and the widespread efforts to achieve abolition and emancipation. "Representing Slavery" reveals the astonishing range, complexity and longevity of the impact of slavery on Africa, Europe and the Americas, and the importance of the often neglected East African and Indian Ocean slave trades.

About Douglas Hamilton

Dr Douglas Hamilton is a Reader in History at the University of Winchester. He was previously Senior Lecturer in Atlantic History at the University of Hull and Curator of 18th-century Maritime and Imperial History at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich (2004 to 2006). He specialises in the history of the 18th-century British Atlantic World, with a particular focus on the Caribbean. His books include Scotland, the Caribbean and the Atlantic World, 1750-1820 (2005- re-issued in paperback 2010). Dr Robert Blyth is Curator, Imperial

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Author : Douglas Hamilton
Publisher : Lund Humphries
Data Published : 28 August 2007
ISBN : 0853319669
EAN : 9780853319665
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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