ABC-CLIO

The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery

by Junius P. Rodriguez, Foreword by Orlando Patterson

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December 1997

ABC-CLIO

Pages 805
Volumes 2
Size 8 1/2x11
Topics World History/General
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Description

The first work of its kind to document slavery on a global scale, The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery is a two volume set that provides an in depth portrayal of human bondage and the slave trade from ancient times to the present.

The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery presents 700 topics of world slavery in 500- to 1,500-word entries that are extensively cross-referenced with bibliographical citations for further research. The encyclopedia contains 100 illustrations, with maps accompanying core essays involving specific geographic locations. Biographies portray the lives of notable figures such as the remarkable life of the fugitive slave, nurse, spy, and abolitionist Harriet Tubman; Mali's ninth ruler, Mansa Musa; and the early ruler of Kievan Russia, Laroslav the Wise.

This is the first work of its kind to document slavery on a global scale and is an essential addition to every reference collection. Academic, high school, and public libraries, as well as genealogists, historical societies, and museum reference collections, will find this an invaluable resource on the topic of slavery throughout the world.

Features

  • Presents 700 topics of world slavery in 500 to 1,500 word entries that are extensively cross referenced with bibliographical citations for further research
  • Biographies portray the lives of notable figures such as Harriet Tubman, Mansa Musa, Laroslav the Wise
  • 100 illustrations, with maps accompanying core essays involving specific geographic locations

Highlights

  • Delves into the practice of forced labor in the great empires and kingdoms of China, Persia, South America, India, and others
  • Draws upon the perspectives of renowned philosophers and political leaders, including Plato, Aristotle, and Karl Marx
Author Info

Junius P. Rodriguez, PhD, is associate professor of history at Eureka College, Eureka, IL. His published works include ABC-CLIO's award-winning The Louisiana Purchase and Chronology of World Slavery.

Reviews/Endorsements

Reviews

"The international contributors to this encyclopedia have created a work that should serve as the definitive reference source in this field for all college, university, and public library collections. All readers."—Choice

"The high quality of the essays and the comprehensive nature of this work make it an outstanding choice for any academic or public library."—American Libraries

"This encyclopedia . . . is the first landmark work on the perplexing issue of world slavery. The 203 contributors present a formidable, objective, and complete encyclopedic account of slavery, placed in historical, worldwide perspective. . . . Enthusiastically recommended for both academic and public libraries."—Library Journal

"[T]his is a unique reference source suitable for any library serving the student population."—VOYA

Awards

Best Reference Source 1997 — Library Journal

Outstanding Academic Book 1998 — CHOICE

Outstanding Reference Source 1997 — RUSA/ALA

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