Front cover of The Slave Trade featuring an illustration showing two slaves on a ship.

The Slave Trade

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James Walvin's expert guide to the origins, development, eventual abolition and legacies of the slave trade, focusing on the experiences of those who lived through slavery.

The 16th-century Spanish and Portuguese explorers who went to Africa in search of gold discovered an even more lucrative cargo; slaves. Humans had long been traded in Africa, but the establishment of labour-hungry European plantation colonies in the New World gave these ancient systems new impetus.



Format:144 pages, paperback

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 978-0-500-28917-4

Dimensions: 170 x 211 x 14mm

Includes copies of facsimile documents in a pocket at the back of book



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