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Atlas of Slavery

Atlas of Slavery [Kindle Edition]

James Walvin

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"James Walvin maps the history of slavery from ancient to modern times and provides a succinctly written commentary on the same,.......further enhancing his reputation as one of the leading international figures in raising public awareness and understanding of slavery and its impact on global history".

David Richardson, Professor of Economic History, University of Hull.


This is a wide-ranging and extremely useful study of the historical geography of slavery and the slave trade. This Atlas will be an invaluable resource for students studying slavery and for the general reader interested in this important area.

Professor Gad Heuman, Department of History, University of Warwick.

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Slavery transformed Africa, Europe and the Americas and hugely-enhanced the well-being of the West but the subject of slavery can be hard to understand because of its huge geographic and chronological span. This book uses a unique atlas format to present the story of slavery, explaining its historical importance and making this complex story and its geographical setting easy to understand.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 10724 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (11 Jun 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KX5H9W4
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Example of Using Maps to Tell the Story 22 Sep 2006
By Daniel - Published on
Using very short chapters on topics such as The Atlantic, Destinations, and Slave Resistance, this is an unusual introduction to the Atlantic slave trade in the early modern era (primarily). It compartmentalizes the slave trade by geographical region, and the positive result is good detail into different windows of the trade. What is more, the black and white maps used throughout the book, which are more helpful than the maps in most every other book on the topic, drive home the content in the chapters.

The book focuses on the economic side of the slave trade, but it does it well. This includes helpful discussions of sailing routes, improvements in navigation, issues affecting the continent of Africa, and the book takes a stab at pinpointing the locations and ethnic identities of the Africans as they were seized and sold.

What the reader won't find should be noted. Very little social or cultural history of the slave trade or of life for African slaves is covered. It sticks to an economic and intercontinental focus, as a historical atlas, and does it well. It can be used as a text in world history courses and for researching how slavery played a role in Africa, the Americas, and Europe.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Atlas of Slavery by James Walvin 26 Jun 2007
By M. Zeigler - Published on
Walvin's book allows us to have a pictorial view of world history as it was changed by the interaction of the inhabitants of one continent--Africa--with the people of three other continents--Europe, North America, and South America. His maps bring the stories to life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Cliff's Notes of Slavery!!!!College Profs who teach history Take NOTE!! 26 Feb 2006
By C. Williams - Published on
This is an excellent book for anyone who wants to understand the entire history of slavery, but who cannot take the time to read dozens of books. Super for college students in slavery classes. This book covers the entire history of slavery INCLUDING the twentieth century! A rare and easy to read yet scholarly book for anyone from 12 to 112.The maps are GREAT!
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