A Short History Of Slavery by James Walvin
As we approach the bicentenary of the abolition of the Atlantic trade, Walvin has selected the historical texts that recreate the mindset that made such a savage institution possible - morally acceptable even. Setting these historical documents against Walvin's own incisive historical narrative, the two layers of this extraordinary, definitive account of the Atlantic slave trade enable us to understand the rise and fall of one of the most shameful chapters in British history, the repercussions of which the modern world is still living with.
Just one of our core collection of books on Trade, Empire & Migration here at National Maritime Museum.
- Paperback : 272 pages
- Product Dimensions : 12.9 x 1.9 x 19.8 cm
- Publisher : Penguin; UK ed. Edition (1 Mar. 2007)
- Language: : English
James Walvin is the Emeritus Professor of History at the University of York. He has published widely on slavery and the slave trade. His book Black and White won the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize and his book on the Quakers was named as a 'Notable Book of the Year' by the New York Times. Walvin's book The People's Game has long been the standard work on the history of football.+ Read more - Show less
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