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The Transatlantic Slave Trade



I have read a number of books and articles on the subject, but have found the following to be most helpful:

“Black Ivory” by James Walvin, published by Fontana in 1993.

“The Slave Trade” by Hugh Thomas, published by Picador in 1997.


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1.       Hugh Thomas, The Slave Trade, The History of the Atlantic Slave Trade 1440-1870, Picador, 1997, pp156-158.

2.       James Walvin, Black Ivory, Fontana, 1993, p30.

3.       Thomas, p324.

4.   Lambe’s Letter in William Smith, A New Voyage to Guinea, London, 1744, p169.

5.       Colin Palmer, Human Cargos, Urbana, 1981, p20.

6.       Quoted by Basil Davidson, Discovering Africa’s Past, Longman 1978, p171

7.       James Walvin, The Slave Trade, Sutton Publishing, 1999, p29.

8.       Olaudah Equiano, Equiano’s Travels, edited by Paul Edwards, New York, 1967, vol. 1, p76.

9.       James Walvin, Black Ivory, p144.

10.   Malachy Postlethwayt, The African Trade, The Great Pillar, London, 1745, p4.

11.   Qu. S. I. Martin, Britain’s Slave Trade,p4.

12.   Thomas, p 450.

13.   Quoted in Black Cargoes by Daniel Manix and Malcol Cowley, Penguin 2002

14.   Thomas p 450

15.   Darold Wax, “Quaker Merchants and the Slave Trade”, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography,LXXXVII, 1962.

16   British Parliamentary Papers 1836 (597) vol 49.

17     Walvin, p250.

18     Thomas, p298.

19     Thomas, p236.

20     John Newton, “Thoughts on the African Slave Trade”, Letters and Sermons, 3 vols, Edinburgh, 1780, p103.

21     Walvin, p336.

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