The Atlantic and Africa

The Second Slavery and Beyond

Edited by Dale W. Tomich & Paul E. Lovejoy

Subjects: Sociology, History, African American Studies, Latin American Studies, Economic History
Series: SUNY series, Fernand Braudel Center Studies in Historical Social Science
Hardcover : 9781438484433, 336 pages, August 2021
Paperback : 9781438484440, 336 pages, January 2022

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Introduction: Atlantic/Africa
Dale W. Tomich and Paul E. Lovejoy

1. African Slavery in the Nineteenth Century: Inseparable Partner of the Atlantic Slave Trade
Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch

2. The Great Transformation: World Capitalism and the Crisis of Slavery in the Americas
Tâmis Parron

3. The Jihad Movement and the Development of "Second Slavery" in West Africa in the Nineteenth Century
Paul E. Lovejoy

4. The Atlantic and Atlantic Slavery, Second Slavery, the Hidden Atlantic, and Capitalism
Michael Zeuske

5. The Commodification of Freedom in Cuba during Second Slavery
Henry B. Lovejoy

6. Atlantic Slavery, African Landscapes: Change and Transformation in the Era of the Atlantic World
Christopher R. DeCorse

7. The Cultivation System in Java, Second Slavery in Brazil, and the World Coffee Economy (ca. 1760–1860)
Rafael Marquese

8. African Businesswomen in the Age of Second Slavery in Angola
Mariana P. Candido

9. The "Second Slavery" in Africa: Migration and Political Economy in the Nineteenth Century
Patrick Manning

10. African Enslavement and the East India Articles: Two Captive-Labor Regimes in the Western Indian Ocean ca. 1750–1900
Janet J. Ewald

11. Dutch Capitalism and Slavery in the Longer Run: A Reorientation
Pepijn Brandon

12. Merchant Capital and Slave Trading in the Western Indian Ocean, 1770–1830
Richard B. Allen

13. Coerced Labor in Cameroon and Industrial Progress in Wilhelmine Germany, 1884–1914
Samuel Eleazar Wendt


Traces the inner connections between the second slavery in the Americas, slavery in Africa, the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade, and the "Great Transformation" of the nineteenth century world economy.


The Atlantic and Africa breaks new ground by exploring the connections between two bodies of scholarship that have developed separately from one another. On the one hand, the "second slavery" perspective that has reinterpreted the relation of Atlantic slavery and capitalism by emphasizing the extraordinary expansion of new frontiers of slave commodity production and their role in the economic, social, and political transformations of the nineteenth-century world-economy. On the other hand, Africanist scholarship that has established the importance of slavery and slave trading in Africa to the political, economic and social organization of African societies during the nineteenth century. Taken together, these two movements enable us to delineate the processes forming the capitalist world-economy, establish its specific geographical and historical structure, and reintegrates Africa into the transformations in the world economy. This volume explores this paradigm at diverse levels ranging from state formation and the reorganization of world markets to the creation of new social roles and identities.

Dale W. Tomich is Professor of Sociology and History at Binghamton University, State University of New York. He is the author of Slavery in the Circuit of Sugar and editor of Atlantic Transformations: Empire, Politics and Slavery during the Nineteenth Century, both published by SUNY press. Paul E. Lovejoy is Distinguished Research Professor of History at York University, Canada. He is the author of many books, including Slavery in the Global Diaspora of Africa and Jihad in West Africa during the Age of Revolutions.