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  - Isaac - Goodreads

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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User Review  - Petter Nordal - Goodreads

A very readable account of how the slave trade affected Africa. Davidson gives us a snapshot of three areas that serve as examples of different dynamics: ropughly modern Benin, Nigeria and Mozambique ... 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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