The slave trade was
officially banned in the early 1880s
slave trade could not have endured for four
centuries and carried nearly 12 million people
out of Africa without the cooperation of a
huge network of African rulers and merchants,"
nProf. Harms of Yale is the author of The Diligent:
A Voyage Through the Worlds of the Slave Trade, an award-winning book
detailing the day-to-day routine on a French
slave vessel in the 1700s.