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Slave Trade in the Indian Ocean and Indonesian Archipelago Worlds (16th to 19th Century) New Research, Results and ComparisonsThursday 10 and Friday 11 November 2016, International Workshop, IISH,... [Event]
17.00-18.30 uur.Het Nederlandse slavernijverleden in Azië is nog altijd vrij onbekend. Dat komt niet alleen doordat historici zich wat slavernij betreft lange tijd vooral op ‘de West’ richtten, maar... [Event]
Het debat over het slavernijverleden beperkt zich in Nederland meestal tot de Atlantische slavenhandel. Minder bekend is dat in de vroegmoderne tijd (1600-1800) ook in Azië grote aantallen slaven... [Event]
Sidney Chalhoub is professor of history at the University of Campinas, Brazil, and one of the best specialists in Slavery, particularly after its abolition in Brazil.  Professor Chalhoub claims that... [Event]
The colloquium focused on the long-term consequences of the British abolition of the Atlantic slave trade (1807-8). The conference focused on:the "invention" of alternative forms of labor recruitment... [Event]
The PhD thesis of postdoctoral researcher Rafaël Thiébaut won the 2018 Thesis Prize of the Comité national pour la mémoire et l’histoire de l’esclavage (http://www.cnmhe.fr/). In his thesis he... [News]
On 10 and 11 November, the specialist workshop Slave Trade in the Indian Ocean and Indonesian Archipelago Worlds (16th to 19th Century): New Research, Results and Comparisons organized by Matthias... [News]
From the middle of the nineteenth century until the 1888 abolition of slavery in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro was home to the largest urban population of enslaved workers anywhere in the Americas. It was... [Publication]
Sugar was the single most valuable bulk commodity traded internationally before oil became the world’s prime resource. From the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, cane sugar production was pre-... [Publication]
Historically, capitalism has always integrated various forms of unfree labour, including chattel slavery, convict labour and debt bondage. Contrary to purported wisdom, these forms of exploitation... [Publication]

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