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A Short History of Slavery

by James Walvin - £9.99  Penguin Books Ltd (2007)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780141027982 | ISBN 10: 0141027983

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 Setting these historical documents against Walvin's own incisive historical narrative, the two layers of this extraordinary, definitive account of the Atlantic slave trade enable us to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