Both authors handily integrate the historical context of their subjects and introduce controversial questions in a way that encourages readers to make their own judgements. They strike a good balance between overall analyses of social, economic and political trends and the consideration of the individual experiences implied in the series title. (Books for Keeps
I recommend this book as a useful title for both history and English studies. (School Librarian Journal, Winter 2002
Explains how slavery in the Americas grew to such proportions and the legacy left by the slave trade today.