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Historical dictionary of slavery and abolition /
Martin A. Klein.
imprint
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2002.
description
xxiii, 348 p.
ISBN
0810841029 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2002.
isbn
0810841029 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
4660452
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Martin A. Klein (B.S., Northwestern University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Chicago) is a professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, where he taught African History from 1970 to 1999. He has also taught at the University of California in Berkeley and at Lovanium University in Kinshasa. He has lectured at universities in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States. Professor Klein has received numerous research grants and has served as president of the Canadian Association of African Studies and the African Studies Association (U.S.). In 2001, he was given the Distinguished Africanist Award of the African Studies Association
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2002-08-01:
Klein's work defines more than 450 terms and concepts in a concise, straightforward manner and includes a chronology and subject bibliography. It is the latest in a recent wave of reference books about world slavery--the history of slavery and abolition across time, continents, and cultures. The work's coverage of the history of slavery and abolition are solid, with only a few noticeable omissions and suspect inclusions. Klein delves into many regions and peoples not generally associated with slavery, giving a full picture of this complex, tragic institution. Unfortunately, his book follows hard on the heels of Macmillan Encyclopedia of World Slavery, ed. by Paul Finkelman and Joseph C. Miller (CH, Jul'99), The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery, ed. by Junius P. Rodriguez (2v., CH, May'98), and several other reference books on the topic. Klein's work adds little to these more comprehensive works, especially Macmillan, but has a more attractive price. Recommended for academic libraries that do not already own Macmillan. B. D. Singleton California State University--San Bernardino
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Klein delves into many regions and peoples not generally associated with slavery, giving a full picture of this complex, tragic institution.
To cover a topic so vast from the dawn of history to the present in 300 pages or so is comparable to reducing a 30-volume encyclopedia to a single volume; yet, that is exactly what this study does, and the result is a surprisingly useful overview of one of humanity's more enduring institutions....High school and college students will find this study helpful, and reference librarians should consider adding it to their collections.
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This comprehensive volume provides a historical overview of slavery through the ages, from prehistoric times to the modern day, while detailing the different forms, the various sources, and the circumstances existing in different countries and regions. As a broad reference source, it provides a complete look at slavery by discussing the causes and cures, as well as the plight of those who fought for and against it.
Long Description
Slavery's origins lie far back in the mists of prehistoric times and have spanned the globe, two facts that most history texts fail to address. This comprehensive volume provides a historical overview of slavery through the ages, from prehistoric times to the modern day, while detailing the different forms, the various sources, and the circumstances existing in different countries and regions. As a broad reference source, it provides a complete look at slavery by discussing the causes and cures, as well as the plight of those who fought for and against it. Every public, college, and high school library will want this available for students and other researchers.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This comprehensive text provides an historical overview of slavery down through the ages - the different forms, various sources and the circumstances existing in different countries and regions.
Table of Contents
Editor's Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Chronologyp. xi
Introductionp. 1
The Dictionaryp. 27
Bibliographyp. 309
About the Authorp. 349
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