by Hugh Thomas 3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  · After many years of research, award-winning historian Hugh Thomas portrays, in a balanced account, the complete history of the slave trade. Beginning with the first Portuguese slaving expeditions, he describes and analyzes the rise of one of the largest and most elaborate maritime and commercial ventures in all of… Read More

(SEARCH) TAMPA, FLORIDA—The dredging and cleaning of a spring on the Chassahowitzka River has yielded “an amazing array of artifacts that basically represent every period of human occupation in Florida,” according to archaeologist Michael Arbuthnot. Among the prehistoric artifacts found in the oxygen-free muck were a Suwannee projectile point estimated to be 10,000 years old; a… Read More