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The Dutch Atlantic: Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation Kwame Nimako

The Dutch Atlantic: Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation

Kwame Nimako

Published September 12th 2011
ISBN : 9780745331089
Hardcover
240 pages
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The Dutch Atlantic interrogates the Dutch involvement in Atlantic slavery and assesses the historical consequences of this for contemporary European society.Kwame Nimako and Glenn Willemsen show how the slave trade and slavery intertwined economic,MoreThe Dutch Atlantic interrogates the Dutch involvement in Atlantic slavery and assesses the historical consequences of this for contemporary European society.Kwame Nimako and Glenn Willemsen show how the slave trade and slavery intertwined economic, social and cultural elements, including nation-state formation in the Netherlands and across Europe. They explore the mobilisation of European populations in the implementation of policies that facilitated Atlantic slavery and examine how European countries created and expanded laws that perpetuated colonisation.Addressing key themes such as the incorporation of the formerly enslaved into post-slavery states and contemporary collective efforts to forget and/or remember slavery and its legacy in the Netherlands, this is an essential text for students of European history and postcolonial studies.