The Trans-Saharan Slave Trade by John Wright
(History and Society in the Islamic World)

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This compelling text sheds light on the important but under studied trans-Saharan slave trade. The author uncovers and surveys this, the least-noticed of the slave trades out of Africa, which from the seventh to the twentieth centuries quielty delievered almost as many black Africans into foreign servitude as did the far busier, but much briefer Atlantic and East African trades.

Illuminating for the first time a significant, but ignored subject, the book supports and widens current scholarly examination of Africans' essential role in the enslavement of fellow-Africans and their delivery to internal, Atlantic or trans-Saharan markets.


About John Wright

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John Wright has explored 2,000 miles of the Amazon, twice crossed the Tassili Plateau in the Algerian Sahara by camel and has lived in the Upper Amazon with Waorani Indians.
Published April 3, 2007 by Routledge. 241 pages
Genres: History, Business & Economics, Religion & Spirituality, Travel, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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