Araujo, Ana Lucia. Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade: A Transnational and Comparative History.

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Araujo, Ana Lucia. Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade: A Transnational and Comparative History. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017, pp. 256, 135001060X.

This book presents a narrative history of the demands of financial, material, and symbolic reparations for slavery and the European Atlantic slave trade. It explores written primary sources in several languages, including abolitionist pamphlets, parliamentary debates, petitions by the former enslaved, newspaper articles, congressional bills, as well as public discourses by Black activists and politicians in Europe, Africa, and the Americas. The book draws from a transnational approach, associating social and cultural history, in order to grasp a transatlantic system that interconnected three continents for more than three hundred years. The various chapters examine the multiple dimensions of the demands of financial, material, and symbolic reparations, including the period of slavery, the emancipation era, the post-abolition period, and the present. In...

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