“He puts West Africa front and centre, which is very important to his analysis. These societies all have different attitudes to belonging in their society, which makes it easier or harder to enslave their own people. There are different attitudes to freedom in these different contexts. And all of these differences in the way in which these peoples relate to these cultural parameters actually explain a lot more about how and why the slave trade got going than a timeless notion of greed.” Read more...
The best books on The Slave Trade
William A. Pettigrew,