3. The Enforced Movement of People and Slavery
The lecture will provide a general introduction to the theme of enforced migrations, with a particular focus on slavery.
2. seminar discussion
- Should slavery be considered as a form of global 'connection'?
- In what ways are Africa and the Americas connected through slavery?
3. core readings
- Egerton, Douglas, 'The transatlantic slave trade and slavery in the America' in The Atlantic World: a History, 1400 to 1888 (2007)
Patrick Manning, Slave Trades, 1500-1800: Globalization of Forced Labour (1996). Volume 15 of An Expanding World, edited by A. J. Russell-Wood. (ed. and introduction).
4. essay questions
- How can the history of slavery be integrated into global history?
- Account for the significance of Africa in the Atlantic World.
5. further readings
- Madeleine Dobie, Trading places: colonization and slavery in eighteenth-century French culture (2010)
- Timothy Lockley, 'Slavery' in Encyclopaedia of Social Theory (2005)
Patrick Manning, 'Africa and the African Diaspora: New Directions of Study'; review of Rethinking the African Diaspora: The Making of a Black Atlantic World in the Bight of Benin and Brazil by Kristin Mann et al; The African Diaspora: African Origins and New World Identities by Isidore Okpewho et al. The Journal of African History 44.3(2003): 487-506.
- To be confirmed
7. external links
- International Slavery Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool
- 'The Atlantic: Slavery, trade, empire' gallery at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
- Wilberforce House Museum, Hull
- Documents relating to slavery in the American south can be found at the University of North Carolina, 'Documenting the American South'
'A Liverpool Slave Ship' about 1780, by William Jackson (active about 1770-1803) Oil on canvas, 102cm x 127cm, Accession number MMM 1964.227.2; www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk
Below: Venetian 'slave' bead (C19); Victoria and Albert Museum collection