Slavery in Small Things: Slavery and Modern Cultural Habits


James Walvin

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Wiley-Blackwell (2017)
Paperback, 288 pages

Slavery in Small Things: Slavery and Modern Cultural Habits is the first book to explore the long-range cultural legacy of slavery through commonplace daily objects.

  • Offers a new and original approach to the history of slavery by an acknowledged expert on the topic
  • Traces the relationship between slavery and modern cultural habits through an analysis of commonplace objects that include sugar, tobacco, tea, maps, portraiture, print, and more
  • Represents the only study that utilizes common objects to illustrate the cultural impact and legacy of the Atlantic slave trade
  • Makes the topic of slavery accessible to a wider public audience

James Walvin is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Professor Emeritus at the University of York, and formerly a Visiting Fellow at Yale University. His books include Black Ivory: Slavery in the British Empire, 2E (2001); The Trader, The Owner, The Slave: Parallel Lives in the Age of Slavery (2007); A Short History of Slavery (2007); Britain's Slave Empire (2008); The Zong: A Massacre, the Law and the End of Slavery (2011); The Slave Trade (2011); and Crossings: Africa, the Americas and the Atlantic Slave Trade (2013).