Megan Vaughan: The Middle Passage, 12 December 2002
Show More The Diligent: A Voyage through the Worlds of the Slave Trade by Robert Harms.
Perseus, 466 pp., £17.99, February 2002, 1 903985 18 8Show More
“... in Nantes, with its grand merchants’ mansions and its opera house, the English traveller Arthur Young found himself in a strikingly different world from the one he had been journeying through: ‘Mon Dieu! I cried to myself, do all the wastes, the deserts, the heath, ling, furz, broom and bog that I have passed for three hundred miles lead to this ...”