The Slave Trade

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The Slave Trade


After many years of research, award-winning historian Hugh Thomas portrays, in a balanced account, the complete history of the slave trade. Beginning with the first Portuguese slaving expeditions, he describes and analyzes the rise of one of the largest and most elaborate maritime and commercial ventures in all of history. Between 1492 and 1870, approximately eleven million black slaves were carried from Africa to the Americas to work on plantations, in mines, or as servants in houses. “The Slave Trade” is alive with villains and heroes and illuminated by eyewitness accounts. Hugh Thomas’s achievement is not only to present a compelling history of the time but to answer as well such controversial questions as who the traders were, the extent of the profits, and why so many African rulers and peoples willingly collaborated. Thomas also movingly describes such accounts as are available from the slaves themselves.

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Subtitle: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1440-1870
Author: Thomas, Hugh
Year: 1999
ISBN: 9780684835655
Pages: 908
Language: English
Publisher: Phoenix Press
Publisher's city: London
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