A Short History of Slavery

A Short History of Slavery

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Synopsis

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 Setting these historical documents against Walvin's own incisive historical narrative, the two layers of this extraordinary, definitive account of the Atlantic slave trade enable us to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.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780141027982
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.362
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 258
Weight: 242g
Height: 200mm
Width: 127mm
Spine width: 21mm