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Abolitions As A Global Experience

Author: Hideaki Suzuki
Publisher: NUS Press
ISBN: 9971698609
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The abolition of slavery and similar institutions of servitude was an important global experience of the nineteenth century. Considering how tightly bonded into each local society and economy were these institutions, why and how did people decide to abolish them? This collection of essays examines the ways this globally shared experience appeared and developed. Chapters cover a variety of different settings, from West Africa to East Asia, the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean, with close consideration of the British, French and Dutch colonial contexts, as well as internal developments in Russia and Japan. What part of the abolition decision was due to international pressure, and what part due to local factors? Furthermore, this collection does not solely focus on the moment of formal abolition, but looks hard at the aftermath of abolition, and also at the ways abolition was commemorated and remembered in later years. This book complicates the conventional story that global abilition was essentially a British moralizing effort, “among the three or four perfectly virtuous pages comprised in the history of nations”. Using comparison and connection, this book tells a story of dynamic encounters between local and global contexts, of which the local efforts of British abolition campaigns were a part. Looking at abolitions as a globally shared experience provides an important perspective, not only to the field of slavery and abolition studies, but also the field of global or world history.

Eurasian Slavery Ransom And Abolition In World History 1200 1860

Author: Christoph Witzenrath
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317140028
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Recent research has demonstrated that early modern slavery was much more widespread than the traditional concentration on plantation slavery in the context of European colonial expansion would suggest. Slavery and slave trading, though little researched, were common across wide stretches of Eurasia, and a slave economy played a vital part in the political and cultural contacts between Russia and its Eurasian neighbours. This volume concentrates on captivity, slavery, ransom and abolition in the vicinity of the Eurasian steppe from the early modern period to recent developments and explores their legacy and relevance down to the modern times. The contributions centre on the Russian Empire, while bringing together scholars from various historical traditions of the leading states in this region, including Poland-Lithuania and the Ottoman Empire, and their various successor states. At the centre of attention are transfers, transnational fertilizations and the institutions, rituals and representations facilitating enslavement, exchanges and ransoming. The essays in this collection define and quantify slavery, covering various regions in the steppe and its vicinity and looking at trans-cultural issues and the implications of slavery and ransom for social, economic and political connections across the steppe. In so doing the volume provides both a broad overview of the subject, and a snapshot of the latest research from leading scholars working in this area.

Slaving Zones

Author: Jeff Fynn-Paul
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004356487
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Through engagement with the ‘Slaving Zones' theory, our authors elucidate new and complimentary ways in which identity, law, custom, political organization, and definitions of ‘self’ and ‘other’ have impacted the course of global slavery from ancient times through the present

The Global Experience

Author: Frank A. Gerome
Publisher: Pearson College Division
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Broad in scope and integrative in perspective, this anthology offers a brief, balanced collection of challenging, but accessible, primary materials that cover World History since the 1500s. Organized chronologically, drawn from a variety of genres, and focused on global themes, the selections are genuinely representative of diverse civilizations at different points of their development. This wide-ranging and world focus features selections from anthropology; comparative literature; drama; economics; geography; law; philosophy; political theory; poetry; religion; science; and sociology. It looks at early modern political economy; nationalism; romanticism; racism; World War I diplomacy; patterns of genocide; and much more. For individuals embarking upon a critical and analytical journey through the history of the world.

The Global Experience

Author: Stuart B. Schwartz
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780673993816
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The Global Experience provides students with up-to-date, global, and high interest readings with a social history focus. Offering a global perspective of world history, this collection provides a concise, easy-to-read selection of documents and secondary readings.

Managing Social Change And Social Policy In Greater China

Author: Ka-Ho Mok
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134575149
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East Asia is at the heart of the global economic transformation, and the countries of the region are witnessing rapidly changing labour markets, alongside the pressure to cut production costs and lower taxes in order to become successful ‘competition states’. These changes have resulted in increased welfare demands which governments, organizations and agencies across the region have had to address. This book examines welfare regimes in the Greater China region, encompassing mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. In so doing, it explores the ways in which the rapid growth and internationalisation of the economy across Greater China is presenting new social policy challenges that governments, social welfare organizations and agencies in the region are having to respond to. Rather than simply describing and categorising welfare systems, the contributors to this volume add to our understanding of how one of the major economic transformations of the contemporary era in East Asia is shaping welfare provision in the region. In turn, in this context of economic change, they examine the new strategies and measures that have been adopted in order to reduce the heavy burden on the state in terms of welfare provision, whilst also attempting to diversify funding and provision sources to meet the pressing welfare needs. Based upon extensive fieldwork by leading scholars of social policy, this book will appeal to students and scholars of Asian social policy, comparative development and social policy, social welfare and Chinese studies.