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The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade 1440-1870

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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. andlt;Iandgt;The Slave Tradeandlt;/Iandgt; 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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Includes bibliographical references (p. [812]-862) and index.

About the Author

Hugh Thomasandlt;/Bandgt; is the author of andlt;Iandgt;The Spanish Civil War, Conquest,andlt;/Iandgt; and many other books. A former Chairman of the Centre for Policy Studies (U.K.), he was made Lord Thomas of Swinnerton in 1981. He is currently a University Professor at Boston University. He lives in London.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

List of Maps

Introduction

Book One: GREEN SEA OF DARKNESS

1 What Heart Could Be So Hard?

2 Humanity Is Divided into Two

3 The Slaves Who Find the Gold Are All Black

4 The Portuguese Served for Setting Dogs to Spring the Game

5 I Herded Them As If They Had Been Cattle

6 The Best and Strongest Slaves Available

7 For the Love of God, Give Us a Pair of Slave Women

8 The White Men Arrived in Ships with Wings

Book Two: THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF THE TRADE

9 A Good Correspondence with the Blacks

10 The Black Slave Is the Basis of the Hacienda

11 Lawful to Set to Sea

12 He Who Knows How to Supply the Slaves Will Share This Wealth

Book Three: APOGEE

13 No Nation Has Plunged So Deeply into This Guilt As Great Britain

14 By the Grace of God

Book Four: THE CROSSING

15 A Filthy Voyage

16 Great Pleasure from Our Wine

17 Slave Harbors I

18 Slave Harbors II

19 A Great Strait for Slaves

20 The Blackest Sort with Short Curled Hair

21 If You Want to Learn How to Pray, Go to Sea

22 God Knows What We Shall Do with Those That Remain

Book Five: ABOLITION

23 Above All a Good Soul

24 The Loudest Yelps for Liberty

25 The Gauntlet Had Been Thrown Down

26 Men in Africa of As Fine Feeling As Ourselves

27 Why Should We See Great Britain Getting All the Slave Trade?

Book Six: THE ILLEGAL ERA

28 I See We Have Not Yet Begun the Golden Age

29 The Slaver Is More Criminal Than the Assassin

30 Only the Poor Speak Ill of the Slave Trade

31 Active Exertions

32 Slave Harbors of the Nineteenth Century

33 Sharks Are the Invariable Outriders of All Slave Ships

34 Can We Resist the Torrent? I Think Not

35 They All Eagerly Desire It, Protect It and Almost Sanctify It

36 Cuba, the Forward Sentinel

Epilogue

The Slave Trade: A Reflection

Appendix 1. Some Who Lived to Tell the Tale

Appendix 2. The Trial of Pedro Jose de Zulueta in London for Trading in Slaves

Appendix 3. Estimated Statistics

Appendix 4. Selected Prices of Slaves 1440-1870

Appendix 5. The Voyage of the Enterprize

Sources and Notes

Index

Illustration Credits

LIST OF MAPS

The Atlantic Slave Trade

Medieval Trans-Saharan Caravan Routes

Portuguese Discoveries in the Late 15th Century

The Caribbean in the 18th Century

The Kingdom of Congo in the 16th Century

Slave Harbors of North America in the 18th Century

Brazil in the 18th Century

Slave Harbors of the 18th Century

The Naval Patrol

Slave Harbors of the 19th Century

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larabawa, November 9, 2006 (view all comments by larabawa)
This book is an interesting piece for historians, especially post-graduate students at M.A and PhD level. It is also good for lecturers particularly in the area of preparations of lectures, seminar paper or any conference on slavery.
Salisu Bala,
Arewa House,
Centre For Historical Documentation and Research
P.M.B.2006,
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684835655
Author:
Thomas, Hugh
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
History
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
North American
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Modern - 17th Century
Subject:
Slave-trade
Subject:
Slave trade -- History.
Subject:
Slave traders
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Slave trade -- Africa.
Subject:
World History-Africa
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
February 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
two 16 pps b/w inserts
Pages:
912
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 40.32 oz

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