Ancient, yet modern: that is the sobering truth of slavery. Author Junius P. Rodriguez describes slavery as "a dark mirror reflecting man's inhumanity to man." This unprecedented volume traces the course of events, both great and small, that have defined the meaning of slavery throughout human history.
Chronology of World Slavery combines multiple chronologies, sidebars on specialized topics, primary source documents, and gripping illustrations into a compelling portrayal of slavery from the dawn of civilization to the present. Organized by geographic region and time period, this work enables readers to gain a quick understanding of how long slavery has been part of human life and where it has occurred.
Chronology of World Slavery is the ideal companion to The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery (ABC-CLIO, 1997). Together, these works span all world cultures and time periods to examine humankind's most perplexing—and persistent—historical issue.
• Seven separate chronologies covering multiple world regions
• 128 in depth sidebars written by 80 eminent scholars
• 81 primary source documents from diverse time periods
• More than 100 black-and-white illustrations and photographs
• Preface and introduction