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From Chains to Bonds

The Slave Trade Revisited

Edited by Doudou Diène
Published in Association with UNESCO

470 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-265-0 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (August 2001)

ISBN  978-1-57181-266-7 $34.95/£24.00 Pb Published (August 2001)


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"This book is valuable not simply for the rich and varied voices it has to offer. It provides the reader with links to resources, both academic and literary, in French, Spanish, and Portuguese that can greatly expand the horizons of anglophone scholars."  · International Journal of African Historical Studies

Most important issues of today's world - such as development, human rights, and cultural pluralism - bear the unmistakable stamp of the transatlantic slave trade. In particular Africa's state of development can only be properly understood in the light of the widespread dismantling of African societies and the methodical and lasting human bloodletting to which the continent was subjected by way of the trans-Saharan and transatlantic slave trade over the centuries. But this greatest displacement of population in history also transformed the vast geo-cultural area of the Americas and the Caribbean.

In this volume, one result of UNESCO's project Memory of Peoples: The Slave Route, scholars and thinkers from Africa, the Americas, Europe, and the Caribbean have come together to raise some crucial questions and offer new perspectives on debates that have lost none of their urgency.

Subject: Colonialism
Area: Latin America

LC: HT1322 .F79 2001

BL: YC.2002.a.12674

BISAC: SOC054000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Slavery; POL045000 POLITICAL SCIENCE/Colonialism & Post-Colonialism; HIS024000 HISTORY/Latin America/General

BIC: HBTS Slavery & abolition of slavery; HBTQ Colonialism & imperialism




Contents

List of Tables
Preface

Foreword
Nicéphore Soglo

‘The Body of Memory’
Mohammed Kacimi

From the Slave Trade to the Challenge of Development: Reflections on the Conditions for World Peace
Doudou Diène

Popularisation of the History of the Slave Trade
Ibrahima Baba Kaké

Part I: History, Memory and Archives of the Slave Trade

Chapter 1. Women, Marriage and Slavery in Nineteenth-Century Black Africa during the Precolonial Period
Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch

Chapter 2. The Travel and Transport of Slaves
Mame-Kouna Tondut-Sène

Chapter 3. The Transition from the Slave Trade to ‘Legitimate’ Commerce
Robin Law

Chapter 4. Submarine Archaeology and the History of the Slave Trade
Max Guérout

Chapter 5. Origins of the Slaves in the Lima Region in Peru (Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries)
Jean-Pierre Tardieu

Chapter 6. Returning Afro-Brazilians
Bellarmin C. Codo

Chapter 7. The Slave Trade to Russia
Dieudonné Gnammankou

Part II: Demographic Impact and Economic and Social Dimensions of the Slave Trade

Chapter 8. From the Slave Trade to Underdevelopment
Yves Bénot

Chapter 9. The Unmeasured Hazards of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Sources, Causes and Historiographical Implications
Joseph E. Inikori

Chapter 10. The Slave Trade and the Demographic Evolution of Africa
Patrick Manning

Chapter 11. The Mental Route of the Slave: A Few Thoughts Inspired by the Present-Day Situation of the Black Peoples
Joseph Ki-Zerbo

Chapter 12. The Conditions of Slaves in the Americas
Paul E. Lovejoy

Chapter 13. Slavery and Society in the Caribbean (1900–1930)
Francisco López Segrera

Part III: Abolition of the Slave Trade and Slavery, and Changing Mentalities

Chapter 14. The Abolition of the Slave Trade and Slavery: Historical Foundations
Joseph C. Miller

Chapter 15. The Liberated Slaves and the Question of the Return to Africa: Interaction along the Upper Guinea Coast
Florence Omolara Mahoney

Chapter 16. Former African and Malagasy Freed Slaves: Comprehensive Listing and Conclusions
Norbert Benoît

Chapter 17. Slavery in Law Codes
Lluís Sala-Molins

Chapter 18. The Incomplete Past of Slavery: The African Heritage in the Social Reality, Subconsciousness and Imagination of Guadeloupe
Dany Bébel-Gisler

Chapter 19. From the Slave Trade to the ‘Screening’ of Immigrants
Hagen Kordes

Chapter 20. The Slave’s World of the Imagination: Outline of the Foundations of Caribbean Thought
Hugues Liborel-Pochot

Chapter 21. Slaves and Slavery in the Study of Fon Proverbs in Benin
Jean-Norbert Vignondé

Chapter 22. Some Remarks on the Christian Churches and the Atlantic Slave Trade from the Fifteenth to the Nineteenth Century
Alphonse Quenum

Chapter 23. The Abolitions of Slavery (1793, 1794, 1848): Overview of a Symposium
Marcel Dorigny

Part IV: Contributions, Continuity and Cultural Dynamics

Chapter 24. The All-Americas/All-American African Diaspora
Sheila S. Walker

Chapter 25. The Role of Africa and Blacks in the Building of the Americas: Focus on Colombia
Nina S. de Friedemann

Chapter 26. The African Presence in Brazil
Kabengele Munanga

Chapter 27. Influence of African Art on American Art
Joseph C.E. Adande

Chapter 28. Resilience and Transformation in Varieties of African Musical Elements in Latin America
Kazadi wa Mukuna

Chapter 29. African Survivals in the Secular Popular Culture of the Americas
Yolande Behanzin-Joseph-Noël

Chapter 30. Survivals and Dynamism of African Cultures in the Americas
Olabiyi B. Yai

Chapter 31. African Religions in the Americas: A Structural Analysis
Guérin C. Montilus

Chapter 32. The Persistence of Clan Identities among Slaves through the Vodun and Orisha Religious Cults
Jacqueline Roumeguère-Eberhardt

Chapter 33. The Influence of Blacks in the Americas
Luz María Martínez-Montiel

Part V: The Slave Trade and International Co-operation

Chapter 34. Towards the Pedagogy of the History of the Slave Trade
Jean-Michel Deveau

Chapter 35. Slavery, Genocide or Holocaust?
Roger Somé

Chapter 36. Diasporas, Multiculturalism and Solidarity in the Caribbean
Julie Lirus-Galap

Chapter 37. The Slave Trade and Cultural Tourism
Clément Koudessa Lokossou

Chapter 38. The Slave Route to the Río de la Plata: From the Slave Trade to the Contemporary Cultural Dialogue
Nilda Beatriz Anglarill

Notes on Contributors

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