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
“... the country, importing and exporting goods that most people would never own, and perhaps never see. Arriving 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 ...”