The book co-authored with Glenn Willemsen, and published by Pluto Press, interrogates Dutch involvement in Atlantic slavery and assesses the historical consequences of this for contemporary European society. It shows how the slave trade and slavery intertwined economic, social and cultural elements, including nation-state formation in the Netherlands and across Europe. Exploring the mobilisation of European populations in the implementation of policies that facilitated Atlantic slavery, the authors 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.
Kwame Nimako is is the author and co-author of some 30 books, reports and guide books on economic development, ethnic relations, social policy, urban renewal, and migration. He teaches teaches International Relations at the International School for Humanities and Social Sciences (ISHSS), Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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