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Bergad, Laird W., 1948-
The comparative histories of slavery in Brazil, Cuba, and the United States / Laird W. Bergad
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2007
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HT1126 .B47 2007    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Slavery -- Brazil -- History
Slavery -- Cuba -- History
Slavery -- United States -- History
Slavery -- America -- History -- Cross-cultural studies
Physical Description xiv, 314 p., [12] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-302) and index
Contents Introduction -- From colonization to abolition : patterns of historical development in Brazil, Cuba, and the United States -- The diversity of slavery in the Americas to 1790 -- Slaves in their own words -- Slave populations -- Economic aspects -- Making space -- Resistance and rebellions -- Abolition
Summary Laird Bergad presents a comparative history of slavery in Brazil, Cuba and the United States, countries in which the institutions of slavery survived long into the 19th century ; in Brazil as late as 1888. He assesses the various factors that led to these states being left behind by their more progressive neighbours
Series New approaches to the Americas

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