The Slave Trade (Paperback)Hugh Thomas (author)
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The rise and fall of the business of slave trading - by a bestselling historian
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.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 928
Weight: 1058 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 62 mm
The most impressive single volume history of the subject. Combining grand narrative sweep with vivid, telling detail, Thomas provides an elegant synthesis of contemporary accounts and modern scholarship * LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS *
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As a child I was fascinated by the practice which grew into an obsession a thirst for knowledge it covers everything it says on the tin. It is a lengthy book to read which is a down side but nevertheless it is well... More
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A very lengthy book to read nevertheless it is an endepth well written book by Mr Thomas about how the Portuguese French English and Dutch went to Africa to obtain slaves for the use of labour
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