Lawrence Looks at Books
"Falola and Warnock, a doctoral candidate in history at the university, provide an encyclopedia that contains entries relating to the Middle Passage of the slave trade, covering the route from Africa to the Americas during the fifteenth to nineteenth century. The 228 entries are on topics concerning abolition, art, literature, film, the demographic characteristics of slaves, documenting and memorializing the slave trade, financing, mortality, execution of the trade, slave experiences, ethnicity, key people, places, and ships and shipping."
Reference & Research and Book News
"[A]rranged alphabetically into a volume of encyclopedic entries, all pertaining to some aspect of the Middle Passage or the broader trans-Atlantic slave trade. The well-written entries are expected to be accessible to a wide range of readers of different interests and levels of education. Most noteworthy about the volume, however, is its attention to a wide spectrum of topics. Carefully-selected eighty contributors have authored entries, which span from a paragraph to several pages….[A]n important reference manual and a useful starting point for researchers interested in the study of the trans-Atlantic slave trade."
African and Asian Studies
"All in all, a substantial book, useful for students and general readers alike."