Transcending the Legacies of Slavery: A Psychoanalytic View
Graff, Gilda, The Journal of Psychohistory
Transcending the Legacies of Slavery: A Psychoanalytic View. Barbara Fletchman Smith. London: Karnac Books, 2011 (paperback)
While this book is mostly about the psychological effects of slavery rather than its history, it does give important historical background. The author points out that both England and France were highly dependent on the slave trade for their development and that the creation of the United States would not have been possible without it. At the beginning of the trade, England was relativity poor, while by its end, it was not only rich, but it was also the first industrial nation. Fletchman-Smith succinctly states that Europeans excelled at making use of "human …
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Publication information: Article title: Transcending the Legacies of Slavery: A Psychoanalytic View. Contributors: Graff, Gilda - Author. Journal title: The Journal of Psychohistory. Volume: 40. Issue: 3 Publication date: Winter 2013. Page number: 224+. © Association for Psychohistory, Inc. Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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