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The Dutch Atlantic: Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation

Kwame Nimako and Glenn Willemsen

The Dutch Atlantic: Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation

Kwame Nimako and Glenn Willemsen

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240 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745331072 Published September 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780745331089 Published September 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

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, 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.

Contents

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Stephen Small, UC Berkeley
Preface
Artwell Cain, NiNsee
1 Introduction, Goals and Issues
Introduction and Goals
Context and Concepts
Importance and Relevance
Overview of Chapters
2 Transatlantic Slavery and the Rise of the European
World Order
The Age of Banditry (1492–1648)
Sovereignty and Chattel Slavery (1648–1789)
Citizenship, Slavery and the ‘Free Soil Ideology’
Science and Chattel Slavery
3 Chattel Slavery, Sugar and Salt
Slavery and the Making of Global Economy
Slavery and Sugar
Sugar and Suriname
Pacification and Resistance
4 Abolition without Emancipation
European and Systemic Context
From Regulation to Intervention
Modalities of Abolition: Progressive Control versus
Transformative Change
Abolition and Citizenship
5 Trajectories of Emancipation: Religion, Class,
Gender and Race
Religion and Emancipation
Class and Emancipation
viii The Dutch Atlantic
Gender and Emancipation
Race and Emancipation
The Immediate Aftermath of Abolition
6 The Legacy of Slavery: The Unfinished Business of
Emancipation
Memory and Dignitarianism
Commemorators and Commemoration
Integration and Multiculturalism
NiNsee as a Contested Project
Museums and Galleries
Reparations
Anniversaries and Apologies
7 Conclusion: Parallel Histories and Intertwined
Belonging
Some Conclusions
A Final Note
Bibliography
Index

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