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

@inproceedings{Thomas1997TheST,
  title={The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1440 - 1870},
  author={Hugh M. Thomas},
  year={1997}
}
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… Expand
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