- Thomas, Hugh 1931-2017.
- London : Phoenix 2006
- 9780753820568 (pbk.)
- Originally published: New York: Simon & Schuster; London: Picador, 1997.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Originally published: London: Picador, 1997.
- Thomas, Hugh 1931-
- The Atlantic slave trade was one of the largest and most elaborate maritime and commercial ventures. Hugh Thomas follows the development of this massive shift of human lives across the centuries until the slave trade's abolition in the late 19th century.