James Walvin is a well-known and prolific scholar with an excellent knowledge of both Caribbean and English history. He was the ideal person to put together this collection of maps dealing primarily with slavery in the Americas, which will be a useful addition to many college courses. All the maps are adopted from standard sources, and all have been revised and updated and are very legible. The maps of the slave trade are especially handy, and the accompanying text provides a good overview of slavery in the Americas.

In general, all this is well done and should prove useful from a teaching perspective, but there are some problems worth mentioning. Despite the general title, the reader will find far more on the slave trade than on how African slaves functioned in the Americas. There is only one quick mention of the Asian textile...

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