Way of Death

By Joseph Calder Miller,

Book cover of Way of Death: Merchant Capitalism and the Angolan Slave Trade, 1730-1830

Book description

With extraordinary skill, Joseph C. Miller explores the complex relationships among the separate economies of Africa, Europe, and the South Atlantic that collectively supported the slave trade. He places the grim history of the trade itself within the context of the rise of merchant capitalism in the eighteenth century. Throughout,…

Shepherd is reader supported. When you buy books, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Why read it?

1 author picked Way of Death as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This book is a mandatory read for anyone interested in the history of the transatlantic slave trade. In Way of Death, the late Joseph C. Milller examines the South Atlantic node of the slave trade within the context of the rise of merchant capitalism in the eighteenth century. Miller explores the connections between Angola, Portugal, and Brazil through the experiences of Africans and slave traders of Portuguese, Brazilian, and Luso-African origins. In this book, Miller advances his now much-debated theory of the expansion of the slave frontier eastwards into the deep interior. Scholars interested in the slave trade from…

From Vanessa's list on the slave trade from Angola.

Want books like Way of Death?

Our community of 9,000+ authors has personally recommended 100 books like Way of Death.

Browse books like Way of Death

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in Brazil, Portugal, and Slavery?

9,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about Brazil, Portugal, and Slavery.

Brazil Explore 59 books about Brazil
Portugal Explore 34 books about Portugal
Slavery Explore 273 books about Slavery