The African Slave Trade

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James Currey, Jan 1, 1961 - Africa, Eastern - 304 pages
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Basil Davidson states that by examining three important areas of Africa in the history of slavery 'against a general background of their time and circumstance' he was taking 'a fresh look at the oversea slave trade, the steady year-by-year export of African labour to the West Indies and the Americas that marked the greatest and most fateful migration - forced migration - in the history of man.' BR> North America: Times/Random House

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User Review  - Ahonsi - Goodreads

Davidson opened my eyes to see the slave trade in a different manner, that of which pertains to the culpability of the select few on the African end. However, while assigning some level of blame to ... Read full review

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First published in 1961, Basil Davidson's African Slave trade represents what I imagine must have been a fairly cutting-edge and fair-minded look at the pre-colonial through post-colonial story of the ... Read full review

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Basil Davidson is the author of more than ten books on African history and has devoted over thirty years to the intensive study of the African peoples. His books include "The African Past, The Atlantic Slave Trade, Lost Cities of Africa, African Kingdoms" and "The History of West Africa to 1800.

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