Historical dictionary of slavery and abolition / Martin A. Klein.

Author
Klein, Martin A. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
Second edition.
Published/​Created
  • London, England : Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
  • ©2014
Description
1 online resource (479 p.)

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Series
  • Historical dictionaries of religions, philosophies, and movements. [More in this series]
  • Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements
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For almost four thousand years, men and women with power have exploited vulnerable populations for cheap or free labor. These slaves, serfs, helots, tenants, peons, bonded or forced laborers, etc., built pyramids and temples, dug canals and mined the earth for precious metals and gemstones. They built the palaces and mansions in which the powerful lived, grown the food they ate, spun the cloth that clothed them. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Slavery and Abolition relates the long and brutal history of slavery and the struggle for abolition using several key features: ·Chronology ·Introductory essay ·Appendixes ·Extensive bibliography ·Over 500 cross-referenced entries on forms of slavery, famous slaves and abolitionists, sources of slaves, and current conditions of modern slavery around the world.
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Language note
English
ISBN
0-8108-7528-4
OCLC
890786394
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