This title explores the various debates surrounding the slave trade. As well as describing the main events, the book consists of three different kinds of panels that appear throughout - the first examining events in question, the second examining key people (eg leaders), the third following the intriguing 'what if' approach. Split up into thematically-based chapters, the book clearly and logically examines the many questions raised both at the time, and since, with facts and opinions from leading historians. Complete with full colour photographs, maps and detailed timeline and glossary.>
Christine Hatt read European Studies at Bath University. Having worked as a lexicographer and book editor she became a writer of non-fiction books for young people, and has written many titles on historical subjects.