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.
Calls attention to the political, economic, and cultural interdependence and interaction of global and local forces shaping the Atlantic world of the nineteenth century.
Reveals how the expanding world-system entangled the non-western world in global economies, yet did so in ways that were locally articulated, varied, and, often, non-European in their expression.
Macro-level study of the South Atlantic throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries demonstrating how Brazil’s emergence was built on the longest and most intense slave trade of the modern era.
Sheds new light on both pro and antislavery politics in the nineteenth-century Americas.
Essays challenging conventional understandings of the slave economy of the nineteenth century.
Scholars from history, sociology, and geography advocate overcoming disciplinary isolation, using Fernand Braudel’s concept of the longue durée as a rallying point.
A provocative survey of interdisciplinary challenges to the concept of dualism.
A provocative survey of interdisciplinary challenges to the concept of reductionism.
A provocative survey of interdisciplinary challenges to the concept of determinism.