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Author Miller, Joseph Calder, author.

Title The problem of slavery as history [electronic resource] : a global approach / Joseph C. Miller.

Imprint New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, ©2012.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 218 pages).
Series David Brion Davis series
David Brion Davis series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-209) and index.
Contents The problem of slavery as history -- History as a problem of slaving -- Slavery and history as problems in Africa -- Problematizing slavery in the Americas as history -- Appendix: schematic historical sequences of slaving.
Summary "Why did slavery--an accepted evil for thousands of years--suddenly become regarded during the eighteenth century as an abomination so compelling that Western governments took up the cause of abolition in ways that transformed the modern world? Joseph C. Miller turns this classic question on its head by rethinking the very nature of slavery, arguing that it must be viewed generally as a process rather than as an institution. Tracing the global history of slaving over thousands of years, Miller reveals the shortcomings of Western narratives that define slavery by the same structures and power relations regardless of places and times, concluding instead that slaving is a process which can be understood fully only as embedded in changing circumstances."--Publisher's website.
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Subject Slavery -- History.
Slavery -- Historiography.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Miller, Joseph Calder. Problem of slavery as history. New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, ©2012 9780300113150 (DLC) 2011943036 (OCoLC)753300481
ISBN 9780300178067 (electronic bk.)
0300178069 (electronic bk.)