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The Reaper’s Garden

Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery

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$27.00 • £23.95 • €24.95

ISBN 9780674057128

Publication Date: 09/30/2010


368 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

18 halftones, 4 maps, 2 graphs


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  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Prologue: Death, Power, and Atlantic Slavery
  • 1. Worlds of Wealth and Death
  • 2. Last Rites and First Principles
  • 3. Expectations of the Dead
  • 4. Icons, Shamans, and Martyrs
  • 5. The Soul of the British Empire
  • 6. Holy Ghosts and Eternal Salvation
  • 7. Gardens of Remembrance
  • Epilogue: Regeneration
  • Appendix
  • Abbreviations in Notes
  • Notes
  • Index

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