Get Your Free Audiobook

  • The Transatlantic Slave Trade

  • A Captivating Guide to the Atlantic Slave Trade and Stories of the Slaves That Were Brought to the Americas
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Americas

Non-member price: $20.83

After 2 months, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

If you want to discover the captivating and cruel history of the transatlantic slave trade, then pay attention....

Did you know that during the 18th century on certain Caribbean islands, such as Jamaica and Antigua, roughly 90 percent of the population were enslaved? If you want to learn what led to this shocking turn of events, then you're in the right place. 

This guide will take you on a journey across time, from the late 1400s to the very end of the 19th century, as well as across the globe, from Europe, across Africa, to the American continents. It will tell you the story of human greed and heartlessness toward fellow human beings, and it will lead you through the painful and often macabre voyage of the transatlantic slave trade. You’ll learn how this deplorable act grew from its “humble” beginnings into one of the most lucrative businesses, in which human lives were nothing but a commodity before morality, along with other incentives, put a stop to it.

In this Captivating Guide to the transatlantic slave trade, you’ll learn some of these facts: 

  • Why and how the slave trade began
  • Where most of the enslaved people came from and where most of them were shipped to
  • The European nations that participated in the slave trade
  • How the slave trade network grew and evolved through time
  • The role African nations played in trafficking their own neighbors
  • How the enslaved were treated and the suffering they went through
  • Who started the abolition of the slave trade and why
  • How long it took for the transatlantic slave trade to finally end
  • And more

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the transatlantic slave trade, scroll up, and click the "buy now" button!

©2021 Captivating History (P)2021 Captivating History

What listeners say about The Transatlantic Slave Trade

Average Customer Ratings

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Autumn
  • Autumn
  • 30-05-2021

Atrocious what one human has done to another.

I knew from an early age that school only taught a very "whitewashed" version of history, but even what we learned then just broke my heart. Maybe that was another reason it took me so long to dig deeper. It truly is atrocious what one human will do to another, especially for monetary gain or because they feel it is their right through their religious beliefs.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for D. Hutchins
  • D. Hutchins
  • 27-05-2021

Eye-Opening

First I have to say this was a very hard book to get through. Not because of the writing or the performance, but because the content is so difficult and heartbreaking. But even though it is hard, I believe every adult and high school student in the US should read this book. As it says at the end, this is an introduction, rather than an all-encompassing history of the slave trade. However, if a reader doesn't come away with a sense of both horror, as well as a desire to learn more when the book is finished, there is a definite problem.

Like other Captivating History books I've listened to or read, I am in awe of the authors' ability to both give an amazing amount of facts, yet still keep the reader focused on the human aspect. The slave trade was, for many, simply an economic undertaking, yet the language used never let me forget that each and every commodity traded was a human being. I also found myself becoming very angry at the "main characters" in this monetary trade, even though one side of the trade included my ancestors. Like I said, the writing brought out the dreadfulness of the entire ugly time in history while still feeling very factual and historical.

I deeply thank you, Captivating History, for this book. It is very necessary and I hope you would come out with a series to fill in all the details we all desperately need to hear.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-05-2021

An experience to remember

I found this book to be another great read. It tied together with the other book on Slavery in the US but of course expanded on all other countries that participated in this tragic era in history. Once again Jason Zenobia is a great narrator.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Gael Conklin
  • Gael Conklin
  • 25-05-2021

So much information…

I have been in a biracial marriage and have several biracial grandchildren. I have never understood how one person could ever think they are better than another. Slavery was never taught in it’s entirety in school…if at all! I think this book should be required reading in all high schools!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Vivi Tran
  • Vivi Tran
  • 19-05-2021

eyes opening

I didnt give the 5 stars rating for my enjoyment of reading the book.  It was for the thorough understanding of this horrific period in our world history.  As heart wrenching as it may be after reading chapter after chapter, the conclusion ending with a long sigh of relief that this was the past and it's over.  This book was indeed a "captivating of history."

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for P. A. Martin
  • P. A. Martin
  • 17-05-2021

So informative

It's good to know there is a publisher that is putting out well researched and reliably detailed content in books that are easy to read and listen to for affordable prices.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for E. L. Sapp
  • E. L. Sapp
  • 10-05-2021

Very Detailed

The book did a good job of addressing many elements of the Transatlantic Slave Trade - the European actions, the African actions, and the lives of those taken. Unless someone has a head for numbers, I would recommend reading this book, rather than listening to it. There are a lot of figures and dates included and keeping track of them can be difficult.

The reader did a really good job. He is easy to listen to. There were not many awkward pauses.

I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jill Graves
  • Jill Graves
  • 09-05-2021

What do you really know?

What do you really know the slave trade from Africa to the Americas? Whatever it is you think you know it is probably wrong, unless you are an historian or a history teacher. In a few short hours you will get a grand overview of the slave trade in its' earliest days to the end of the trade. The background as is the why and how is interesting and worthy of a story by itself. You will see what brought it into existance, why it lasted and why people turned away from such a vile course.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for gswhee
  • gswhee
  • 08-05-2021

informative

this has been one of the best captivating history I've listened to learning all of the parties involved in the slave trade is very surprising

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.