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Published: 25 September 2014

160 Pages


ISBN: 9780199922680

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American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction

Heather Andrea Williams

Very Short Introductions

  • A concise history of slavery in America beginning with the Portuguese capture of Africans in the 1400s
  • Draws from both historical analyses and a reading of primary documents to explore the history of slavery
  • Examines legislation that differentiated American Indians and Africans from Europeans
  • Traces the development of American slavery until its abolition following the Civil War