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The Dutch Atlantic
Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation
Kwame Nimako, Glenn Willemsen
- ISBN: 9780745331089
- Extent: 240pp
- Release Date: 12 Sep 2011
- Size: 215mm x 135mm
- Format: Hardback
- Category: History
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.
About The Author
Kwame Nimako teaches International Relations at the Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam. He is the author and co-author of over 30 books, reports and guidebooks on economic development, ethnic relations, social policy, urban renewal and migration.
Glenn Willemsen (1948-2008) was the first director of the National Institute for the Study of Dutch Slavery and its Legacy (NiNsee) from 2003 to 2008. He was also Adjunct Professor at the Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, Ohio from 1999 to 2008.