This book examines the key questions behind slavery and the slave trade, with a wide-ranging survey from the ancient world to the practice of slavery today. It looks at the driving forces and vested interests behind the slave trade and assesses the legacy slavery has had on working practices around the world. In the Events & Outcomes series, readers get a macro and microscopic view into historical events that have had and continue to have world-changing consequences. Maps, timelines, contemporary photographs and illustrations, and the most up-to-date analyses spotlight the forces that brought about these important events--and the consequences that continue to be felt today. Analysis spreads follow the early chapters, summing up the immediate significance of that part of the story. Extensive use of quotes from contemporary documents, speeches, speeches and journals. Also includes glossary and timeline.
Tom Monaghan has taught History at secondary level for more than 20 years. He was Secretary of the Scottish History Teachers’ Association for 12 years and is the author of a number of history resources. He was formerly Teacher Fellow in History at the Institute of Education, University of Stirling.