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

ISBN-10: 0684835657

ISBN-13: 9780684835655

Edition: 1999

Authors: Hugh Thomas

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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.The Slave Tradeis 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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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 2/3/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 912
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Hugh Thomas is the historian and author of the definitive history of Cuba.

List of Maps
Introduction
Green Sea of Darkness
What Heart Could Be So Hard?
Humanity Is Divided into Two
The Slaves Who Find the Gold Are All Black
The Portuguese Served for Setting Dogs to Spring the Game
I Herded Them As If They Had Been Cattle
The Best and Strongest Slaves Available
For the Love of God, Give Us a Pair of Slave Women
The White Men Arrived in Ships with Wings
The Internationalization of the Trade
A Good Correspondence with the Blacks
The Black Slave Is the Basis of the Hacienda
Lawful to Set to Sea
He Who Knows How to Supply the Slaves Will Share This Wealth
Apogee
No Nation Has Plunged So Deeply into This Guilt As Great Britain
By the Grace of God
The Crossing
A Filthy Voyage
Great Pleasure from Our Wine
Slave Harbors I
Slave Harbors II
A Great Strait for Slaves
The Blackest Sort with Short Curled Hair
If You Want to Learn How to Pray, Go to Sea
God Knows What We Shall Do with Those That Remain
Abolition
Above All a Good Soul
The Loudest Yelps for Liberty
The Gauntlet Had Been Thrown Down
Men in Africa of As Fine Feeling As Ourselves
Why Should We See Great Britain Getting All the Slave Trade?
The Illegal Era
I See We Have Not Yet Begun the Golden Age
The Slaver Is More Criminal Than the Assassin
Only the Poor Speak Ill of the Slave Trade 1 Active Exertions
Slave Harbors of the Nineteenth Century
Sharks Are the Invariable Outriders of All Slave Ships
Can We Resist the Torrent? I Think Not
They All Eagerly Desire It, Protect It and Almost Sanctify It
Cuba, the Forward Sentinel
Epilogue
The Slave Trade: A Reflection
Some Who Lived to Tell the Tale
The Trial of Pedro Jose de Zulueta in London for Trading in Slaves
Estimated Statistics
Selected Prices of Slaves 1440-1870
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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