The Second Slavery

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Javier Lavina, Michael Zeuske (Eds.)

Mass Slaveries and Modernity in the Americas and in the Atlantic Basin

ISBN 978-3-643-90367-9
Band-Nr. 6
Jahr 2014
Seiten 208
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Sklaverei und Postemanzipation/

Artikelnummer: 978-3-643-90367-9 Kategorien: , ,


„Slavery throughout the capitalist world-economy expands. The old zones in one way or another reach their limits and the new zones break through: to become part of the new division of labor (in the 19th century). In that sense the Second Slavery would encompass both decline and renewal of slaveries. I never intended the idea to apply just to Cuba, Brazil, and the cotton South as some people seem to take it. For me it is a concept of world economy and Cuba, Brazil, and the South are the obvious examples of those zones that break through. They permit us to think about slavery in a more dynamic way, but there is much more work to be done. From this perspective I would be more inclined to include Reunion, Mauritius and some parts of India, Ceylon and Java as well as British Guiana, than the older French and British Caribbean islands.“

– Dale Tomich (Binghamton University, New York