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Slavery in World History

A Discussion with Jeremy Black

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Arguing HistoryNew Books in HistoryNew Books in Peoples & PlacesNew Books in Politics & SocietyNew Books in World Affairs February 14, 2020 Charles Coutinho

Notwithstanding the fact that slavery is almost as old if not older than human civilization itself, involving almost every country and continent on the...

Notwithstanding the fact that slavery is almost as old if not older than human civilization itself, involving almost every country and continent on the face of the planet, the vast majority of scholarly attention tends to be focused on the North American continent and for less than two-hundred years. In an endeavor to bring a wider and historically more accurate view of this utterly human institution, University of Exeter, Professor of History Jeremy Black discusses various aspects of the subject at length with Charles Coutinho of the Royal Historical Society in this new episode of ‘Arguing History: Slavery in World History’.

Professor Jeremy Black MBE, Is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. A graduate of Queens College, Cambridge, he is the author of well over one-hundred books. In 2008 he was awarded the “Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Lifetime Achievement.”


Charles Coutinho Ph. D. of the Royal Historical Society, received his doctorate from New York University. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written for Chatham House’s International Affairs, the Institute of Historical Research’s Reviews in History and the University of Rouen’s online periodical Cercles.