The Slave Trade
The Atlantic slave trade was one of the largest and most elaborate maritime and commercial ventures. Between 1492 and about 1870, ten million or more black slaves were carried from Africa to one port or another of the Americas.
In this wide-ranging book, Hugh Thomas follows the development of this massive shift of human lives across the centuries until the slave trade's abolition in the late nineteenth century.
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THE SLAVE TRADE: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade 1440-1870User Review - Kirkus
A masterful survey of the origins, development, nature, and decline of the trade in African men, women, and children, drawing heavily on original sources. Thomas (Conquest: Montezuma, CortĒs and the ... Read full review
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I had to abandon this book about four hundred pages in as I just couldn't take the pedestrian style any longer. With such a subject I had presumed the writer would have a wealth of interesting ... Read full review
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The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade: 1440 - 1870
Limited preview - 1999