Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
Assessing the scope, approach, and relevance of the author's argument. Du Bois begins his review by asserting "professional historians will not like Mr. Middleton's book." Du Bois refers to the book as "a horrible tale," as the author does not even make an attempt to touch the slave trade, though he does encourage people to read the book.