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Lectures in History: Transatlantic Slave Trade

18th-century painting of an African family in Peru

18th-century painting of an African family in Peru

New York City
Saturday, May 25, 2013

New York University professor Michael Gomez teaches a class on the transatlantic slave trade from the 16th century into 19th century. Professor Gomez discusses the countries involved and the methods used in the procurement of slaves, such as raiding and kidnapping. He also discusses the complex history of Africans dealing in the slave trade to pay debts and to punish neighboring factions.

Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 9:42am (ET)

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