Port Cities and the Slave Trade

In the early modern period, many port cities were intimately connected with the slave trade. Ports ringing the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Indian Ocean, and other bodies of water acted as harbors for slave ships and resale markets for human bodies.

Historian Marcus Rediker, author of The Slave Ship: A Human History, is interviewed in Eurozine about port cities and the slave trade as part of a broader forum on “European Harbour Cities” at Eurozine‘s website.

Students taking early modern history courses at Northern Illinois University may be interested in this interview.


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