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The slave trade : the history of the Atlantic slave trade, 1440-1870

Author: Hugh Thomas
Publisher: London : Phoenix, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New edView all editions and formats
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"The Atlantic slave trade was one of the largest and most elaborate maritime and commercial ventures. Between 1492 and about 1870, ten million or more black slaves were carried from Africa to one port or another of the Americas. In this wide-ranging book, Hugh Thomas follows the development of this massive shift of human lives across the centuries until the slave trade's abolition in the late nineteenth century."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Movement of peoples
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Thomas
ISBN: 0753820560 9780753820568
OCLC Number: 62133159
Description: 928 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Hugh Thomas.
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