A Short History Of Slavery

A Short History Of Slavery

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James Walvin explores the reality of the African slave trade – one of the most shameful periods in European history.

Walvin, drawing on original documents and sources, explores the history of slavery from the Classical world to its abolition in 1807, and examines the lives and experiences of slaves and slave-traders.

He focuses particularly on Britain’s involvement, tracing how from the early seventeenth century onwards they were to transform the Atlantic slave trade from relatively small beginnings into a major, lucrative industry, linking Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas through a flow of people, goods and money. But as this illuminating book shows, the moral and economic repercussions of Atlantic slavery still resonate today.

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