Show 68 – BLITZ Human Resources Description: The Atlantic Slave Trade mixes centuries of human bondage with violence, economics, commerce, geo-political competition, liberty, morality, injustice, revolution, tragedy and bloody reckonings. That sounds like a lot, yet this show merely scratches the surface of this enormous subject.

In “Hardcore History” journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his “Martian”, unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn’t academic history (and Carlin isn’t a historian) but the podcast’s unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions of listeners.

Books Mentioned in Hardcore History Show 68 - Blitz Human Resources:

Book Title: The Slave Trade

Author: Hugh Thomas

Book Title: Inhuman Bondage

Author: David Brion Davis

Book Title: Conquistadores

Author: Fernando Cervantes

Book Title: What is Slavery?

Author: Brenda E. Stevenson

Book Title: Pioneers of the Black Atlantic

Author: Henry Louis Gates Jr. and William L. Andrews

Book Title: Slavery – A World History

Author: Milton Meltzer

Book Title: How the Word is Passed

Author: Clint Smith

Book Title: Voices from Slavery

Author: Norman R. Yetman

Book Title: Facing Racial Revolution

Author: Jeremy O. Popkin

Book Title: The Haitian Revolution

Author: David Geggus