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The Atlantic Slave Trade

by Postma, Johannes
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Retail Price: $24.95
Issue: Fall 2006
ISBN: 0813029066

At a time when little else but the galleons of the Spanish navy linked East and West, slaves traders began capturing and forcibly transporting the first Africans to the New World. The institution of slavery shaped not only the future relationship of East and West but also the future of numerous people touched by the Atlantic slave trade. Historian Johannes Postma examines this topic using primary documents written by blacks and whites, sellers and buyers, slaveholders and abolitionists.

review of The Atlantic Slave Trade, by Postma, Johannes, Civil War Book Review, (Fall 2006).