Transatlantic Slave Trade
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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Holdren, N. 2013. Transatlantic Slave Trade. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
Slavery and migration can be considered as parallel or as overlapping areas of inquiry. Migration historians have studied migrants who moved with varying degrees of freedom and compulsion – convicts, indentured servants, refugees, free laborers – as well as structures of mobility management including immigration law and border control. Slavery historians have considered slavery as a system of social status, a system of property, and a system of labor but have focused less on slavery as a form of migration. At the same time, much of slavery involved migration and mobility-control, and a large proportion of the world's migrants have been enslaved people.
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