There are several misconceptions about the Atlantic slave trade but the worst misconception is that Africans sold their own people into slavery.
Slavery had existed in the Mediterranean already for thousands of years however when the Romans rose to power the slave trade boomed like never before.
During the slave trade, slaves were brought from Africa to Brazil to labor in the sugar and tobacco plantations.
They experience many encounters between the West Africans and the Europeans and the reasons of how the slave trade began.
What is so shocking about this book is how so many of the arguments used in defence of the British slave trade are familiar.