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Thompson, Janna

Should Current Generations Make Reparation for Slavery?

Thompson, Janna - Should Current Generations Make Reparation for Slavery?, ebook

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During the age of empire, European and American colonists perpetrated one of history’s most monstrous crimes: slavery. Millions of Africans were subjected to forced abduction, misery and death as part of the brutal Atlantic slave trade. However, since the perpetrators are long dead, should current generations make reparation for this historic injustice?

In this book, Janna Thompson uses three case studies – France’s treatment of Haiti, Britain’s role in the African slave trade, and the plight of African Americans ‒ to address these questions. She makes a nuanced case for the necessity of reparations, but argues that the exact form they take should vary from case to case, depending on factors both principled and practical.

This engaging book is a highly readable introduction to the issues for students and general readers grappling with the complexities of reparative justice and our responsibility for the darkest aspects of our past.

Keywords: slavery, reparations, race, racism, justice, intergenerational justice, Political Philosophy & Theory, Applied Ethics, Political Philosophy & Theory, Applied Ethics

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2018
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
140 pages
Category
Society
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781509516452
Printed ISBN
9781509516421

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