TRADERS IN MEN, merchants and the transformation of the transatlantic slave trade

: Radburn (N.)

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341pp., illus., hardback, d.w., New Haven, 2023


“This definitive analysis of the British slave trade, encompassing Europe, Africa, and the Americas, blends quantitative and qualitative research in a clear-eyed, chilling, and convincing account of a business even more ruthless than abolitionists imagined." Philip Morgan, John Hopkins University

“A masterful account of one of the most brutal moments in the history of capitalist modernity. Radburn brilliantly details all aspects of the process of commodification of human beings in the Liverpool slave trade, vividly depicting the long journeys endured by Africans in Africa, across the Atlantic, and in the Americas.” Leonardo Marques, Universidade Federal Fluminense

Nicholas Radburn is a senior lecturer in Atlantic history at Lancaster University and co-editor of