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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 928 pages, 75, 10 maps
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 05/01/2006
- Category: Social & cultural history
- ISBN: 9780753820568