The Slave Trade by Hugh Thomas


The Slave Trade is a massive (900-page) book that attempts to document the entire history of the Atlantic slave trade, a sordid business that somehow prospered for more than four centuries. As the sheer heft of the book might indicate, the story is complicated. Much of the extensive research conducted by Hugh Thomas relates to rivalries both in Europe and Africa. Those who wonder how slavery could have existed in the United States may find revelatory the moral ambiguity of how the business of transporting slaves was conducted.

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A hard cover edition with black boards, silver lettering and unclipped, illustrated dust cover. There is foxing and toning throughout but the text and black and white photographs and illustrations are clear and legible. There is some rubbing and some small tears to the edges of the dust jacket.

Now in a clear, removable cover to protect from damage.

Publisher: Picador, Great Britain.

Publication Date: 1997.

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Weight 1.450 kg
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