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Original documents relating to Empire Studies, sourced from libraries and archives around the world. Offers images of the texts rather than transcriptions. Each section features thematic essays by leading scholars in the field of Empire Studies.
Includes documents and collections covering an extensive time period 1490-2007, from libraries and archives across the Atlantic world. Close attention is being given to the varieties of slavery, the legacy of slavery, the social justice perspective and the continued existence of slavery today.Topics include the African Coast; the Middle Passage; the varieties of slave experience (urban, domestic, industrial, farm, ranch and plantation); Spiritualism and Religion; Resistance and Revolts; the Underground Railroad; the Abolition Movement; Legislation; Education; the Legacy of Slavery and Slavery Today.The project aims to assemble clusters of material offering in-depth case studies in America, the Caribbean, Brazil and Cuba along with material examining European, Islamic and African involvement in the slave trade.