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A ground-breaking edited assortment charting the increase and fall of varieties of unfree labour within the historic Mediterranean and within the glossy Atlantic, applying the technique of comparative historical past. The 11 chapters within the ebook care for conceptual matters and various techniques to historic comparability, and contain particular case-studies starting from the traditional different types of slavery of classical Greece and of the Roman empire to the fashionable examples of slavery that characterized the Caribbean, Latin the United States and the U.S.. the consequences exhibit either how a lot the fashionable global has inherited from the traditional in regard to ideology and perform of slavery; and in addition what number of the problems and difficulties on the topic of the latter appear to have been essentially related throughout time and house.

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