A Short History of Transatlantic Slavery

By Kenneth O. Morgan

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From 1501, when the first slaves arrived in Hispaniola, until the nineteenth century, some twelve million people were abducted from west Africa and shipped across thousands of miles of ocean – the infamous Middle Passage – to work in the colonies of the New World. Perhaps two million Africans died at sea. Why was slavery so widely condoned, during most of this period, by l From 1501, when the first slaves arrived in...

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November 25th 2015 by I. B. Tauris

(first published December 4th 2014)

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