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Slavery in Small Things

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Acknowledgments vii Introduction: Slavery in Western Life 1 1 A Sugar Bowl: Sugar and Slavery 11 2 Cowrie Shells: Slavery and Global Trade 37 3 Tobacco: The Slave Origins of a Global Epidemic 54 4 Mahogany: Fashion and Slavery 82 5 Stately Homes and Mansions: The Architecture of Slavery 104 6 Maps: Revealing Slavery 128 7 A Portrait: Pictures in Black and White 151 8 The Brooks: Slave Ships 173 9 A Book: Slavery and the World of Print 192 10 Chains: The Ironware of Slavery 218 11 Cotton: Slavery and Industrial Change 239 Conclusion 262 Index 265

About the Author

James Walvin is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Professor Emeritus at the University of York, and formerly a Visiting Fellow at Yale University. His books include Black Ivory: Slavery in the British Empire, 2E (2001); The Trader, The Owner, The Slave: Parallel Lives in the Age of Slavery (2007); A Short History of Slavery (2007); Britain's Slave Empire (2008); The Zong: A Massacre, the Law and the End of Slavery (2011); The Slave Trade (2011); and Crossings: Africa, the Americas and the Atlantic Slave Trade (2013).


Suggestions form the author: Richard Rabinowitz, American History Workshop, 588 Seventh Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215-3707 - CONTACTED 03/04/2017 Caryl Phillips, Dept of English, Yale University, P.O. Box 208302, New Haven, CT 06520-8302. - SENT 03/04/2017 David Blight, Gilder Lehrman Center, Yale University, P.O. Box 208206, 230 Prospect St, new Haven CT 065205-8206. - CONTACTED 03/04/2017 Professor James Horn, Director, Historic Jamestown, 1368 Colonial Parkway, Jamestown, Virginia VA 23081. Ted Maris-Wolf, Vice-President and Director of Research, Colonial Williamsburg, P.O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Paul Ley, Editor, History Today, 2nd Floor, 9 Staple Inn, London WCIV 7QH - CONTACTED 03/04/2017 Rob Attar, BBC History Magazine, Tower House, Fairfax St, Bristol, BS1 3BN. - CONTACTED 03/04/2017 Professor John Oldfield, Director, Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery, University of Hull, Oriel Chambers, 27 High St, Hull, HU1 1NE, UK - REVIEWED BOOK AS MANUSCRIPT Professor Gad Heuman, Editor, Slavery and Abolition, Dept of History, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7VL, UK. - SENT 04/04/2017

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