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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Thomas, Hugh, 1931-
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, ©1997
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Hugh Thomas; Mazal Holocaust Collection.; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
|ISBN:||0684810638 9780684810638 0684835657 9780684835655|
|Description:||908 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, maps ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||pt. 1. 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 --
pt. 2. 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 supple the slaves will share his wealth --
pt. 3. Apogee: No nation has plunged so deeply into this guilt as Great Britain --
By the grace of God --
pt. 4. 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 --
pt. 5. 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? --
pt. 6. 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 --
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 --
Appendix 1: Some who lived to tell the tale --
Appendix 2: The trial of Pedro José de Zulueta in London for trading in slaves --
Appendix 3: Estimated statistics --
Appendix 4: Selected prices of slaves 1440-1870 --
Appendix 5: The voyage of the Enterprize.
|Other Titles:||Atlantic slave trade, 1440-1870|
Barbara Stanton <i>Detroit Free Press</i> Thomas has taken a sprawling subject and turned it into a disciplined, compelling narrative.
- Slave trade -- History.
- Esclaves -- Commerce -- Histoire.
- Slave trade.
- African Americans -- United States -- History.
- Slave-trade -- United States.
- United States -- Slavery and bondage.
- Atlantischer Raum.
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