THOMAS Hugh
The Slave Trade. The History of the Atlantic Slave Trade 1440-1870. Revised edition 1998.
Pb, 925 pp. Bibliography and index. Illustrations in BW. The Times called this book a 'magisterial survey'. The Literary Review hoped it would contribute 'to repair the disgraceful amnesia from which we suffer'.
Appendix Three gives the statistics of traded slaves: about 11 million carried during 54.200 voyages by vessels from Portugal, Spain, France, Holland, Britain, British North America & US, Denmark.
Appendix Four gives the Prices of Slaves (1440-1870). For example: 500 US$ for a slave in 1860. The financial benefits were huge.

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