Ben Vinson, III, African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean

Vinson, Ben, III (Fellow, 2005-06); Klein, Herbert S.

Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2007

This is an original survey of the economic and social history of slavery of the African-American experience in Latin America and the Caribbean. The focus of the book is on the Portuguese, Spanish, and French-speaking regions of continental America and the Caribbean. It analyzes the latest research on urban and rural slavery and on the African and African-American experience under these regimes. It approaches these themes both historically and structurally. The historical section provides a detailed analysis of the evolution of slavery and forced labor systems in Europe, Africa, and America. The second half of the book looks at the type of life and culture which the salves experienced in these American regimes.


Subjects: History;; Slave Trade; Slavery; Economic History; Social History;; Africa; South America; Caribbean;