The Dutch Atlantic: Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation
by Kwame Nimako and Glenn Willemsen
foreword by Stephen Small
Pluto Press, 2011
Paper: 978-0-7453-3107-2 | Cloth: 978-0-7453-3108-9
Library of Congress Classification HT1203.N56 2011
Dewey Decimal Classification 306.36209492


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.

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