[All Times, All Peoples: A World History of Slavery is] serious prose, dry but inherently dramatic…. Although Meltzer makes an occasional broad statement ("It was Christopher Columbus who started the American slave trade") that may seem inadequately clarified, he writes for the most part with scrupulous attention to facts, his attitude as objective as it is possible to be when describing the bondage of human beings.
Zena Sutherland, in her review of "All Times, All Peoples: A World History of Slavery," in Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (reprinted by permission of The University of Chicago Press; © 1980 by The University of Chicago), Vol. 34, No. 4, December, 1980, p. 75.