January 31, 2008 HIST 278
Discussion #2: Which came first, slavery or racism? Was European racism a precondition for African slavery, a byproduct of it, or something in-between? What are the origins of European racism?
European racism was a byprodu
Overview of Slave Trade as a Whole
How big was the slave trade? / we use the number of slaves taken from Africa to answer this
For a long while, people used the number 15 million.
In the 1960s, Philip Curtain sought to determine the actual figure. He disc
In his book Sacred Hunger, Barry Unsworth gives context to specific aspects of the
Atlantic Slave Trade, from life on the Middle Passage to the class of London sugar clubs. Each
point of view provides va