The Slave Trade: The History of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1440-1870

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Pan Macmillan, 1997 - 925 страници
For review see: David Richardson, in Slavery abolition, a journal of slave and post-slave studies, vol. 20, no. 2 (August 1999); p. 137-138. - Dutch involvement in the African slave trade during the 17th century mentioned.

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THE SLAVE TRADE: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade 1440-1870

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A masterful survey of the origins, development, nature, and decline of the trade in African men, women, and children, drawing heavily on original sources. Thomas (Conquest: Montezuma, CortÇs and the ... Прочетете пълната рецензия

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GREEN SEA OF DARKNESS
19
What Heart Could Be So Hard?
21
Humanity Is Divided into
25
The Slaves Who Find the Gold Are All Black
33
The Portuguese Served for Setting Dogs to Spring the Game
49
Herded Them As If They Had Been Cattle
75
6 The Best and Strongest Slaves Available
88
For the Love of God Give Us a Pair of Slave Women
114
The Blackest Sort with Short Curled Hair
386
If You Want to Learn How to Pray Go to Sea
407
God Knows What We Shall Do with Those That Remain
429
Above All a Good Soul
447
The Loudest Yelps for Liberty
465
The Gauntlet Had Been Thrown Down
484
Men in Africa of as Fine Feeling as Ourselves
511
Why Should We See Great Britain Getting All
536

The White Men Arrived in Ships with Wings
129
THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF THE TRADE
151
A Good Correspondence with the Blacks
153
The Black Slave Is the basis of the Hacienda
182
Lawful to Set to Sea
196
12 He Who Knows How to Supply the Slaves Will Share This Wealth
210
APOGEE
233
13 No Nation Has Plunged So Deeply into This Guilt as Great Britain
235
By the Grace of God
263
THE CROSSING
287
A Filthy Voyage
289
Great Pleasure from Our Wine 313 16 Great Pleasure from Our Wine 17 Slave Harbours I
330
Slave Harbours II
351
A Great Strait for Slaves
368
The Slaver Is More Criminal Than the Assassin 590 29 The Slaver Is More Criminal Than the Assassin
628
Active Exertions
650
Slave Harbours of the Nineteenth Century
673
Sharks Are the Invariable Outriders of All Slave Ships
711
Can We Resist the Torrent? I Think Not
727
They All Eagerly Desire It Protect It and Almost Sanctify It
747
Cuba the Forward Sentinel
769
Epilogue
787
Some Who Lived to Tell the Tale
800
Selected Prices of Slaves 14401870
807
Bibliographical Note
813
Notes
823
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Hugh Swynnerton Thomas was born in Windsor, England on October 21, 1931. After studying history at Cambridge University, he worked at the British Foreign Office and was secretary to the British delegation at major disarmament talks. He lectured at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, Britain's premier officer training establishment. From 1979 to 1990, he served as the chairman of the Center for Policy Studies, a right-wing policy institute. He was an unofficial adviser to Margaret Thatcher during the Falklands war against Argentina, enlisted because of his deep knowledge of South America. He wrote numerous fiction and nonfiction works. His novels included The World's Game, The Oxygen Age, and Klara. His nonfiction books included Cuba: The Pursuit of Freedom, A History of the World, Rivers of Gold, The Golden Empire, and World Without End. The Spanish Civil War won the Somerset Maugham Prize in 1962. He was made a life peer in 1981 as Baron Thomas of Swynnerton. He died after having a stroke on May 7, 2017 at the age of 85.

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