From Chains to Bonds: The Slave Trade Revisited

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Berghahn Books, 2001 - History - 470 pages
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Most important issues of today's world - such as development, human rights, and cultural pluralism - bear the unmistakable stamp of the transatlantic slave trade. In particular Africa's state of development can only be properly understood in the light of the widespread dismantling of African societies and the methodical and lasting human bloodletting to which the continent was subjected by way of the trans-Saharan and transatlantic slave trade over the centuries. But this greatest displacement of population in history also transformed the vast geo-cultural area of the Americas and the Caribbean.

In this volume, one result of UNESCO's project Memory of Peoples: The Slave Route, scholars and thinkers from Africa, the Americas, Europe, and the Caribbean have come together to raise some crucial questions and offer new perspectives on debates that have lost none of their urgency.

 

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Contents

The Travel and Transport of Slaves
15
Returning AfroBrazilians
55
The Slave Trade to Russia
65
Demographic Impact and Economic and Social Dimensions
75
Overview
274
Contributions Continuity and Cultural Dynamics
283
The African Presence in Brazil
302
Influence of African Art on American Art
316
Survivals and Dynamism of African Cultures in the Americas
344
A Structural Analysis
357
The Persistence of Clan Identities among Slaves through
368
The Influence of Blacks in the Americas
376
The Slave Trade and International Cooperation
395
Slavery Genocide or Holocaust?
416
Diasporas Multiculturalism and Solidarity in the Caribbean
431
The Slave Trade and Cultural Tourism
446

Resilience and Transformation in Varieties of African Musical
325
African Survivals in the Secular Popular Culture of the Americas
332
From the Slave Trade
453
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