By Richard Hofstadter
Demonstrates how the colonies constructed into the 1st kingdom created below the affects of nationalism, glossy capitalism and Protestantism.
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African rulers tried, without success, to limit this terrible human theft. (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. When enslaved people from the interior arrived at a coastal slavetrading station, they were often held in large enclosures, known as barracoons, to await the arrival of European slave ships. Men were kept chained; women and children were held separately. The House of Slaves on Gorée Island off the coast of Senegal, West Africa, has become a much-visited memorial to the victims of the slave trade.
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America at 1750: A Social Portrait by Richard Hofstadter
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