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The Significance of the French Slave Trade to the Evolution of the French Atlantic World before 1716

James Pritchard, David Eltis, and David Richardson

in Extending the Frontiers: Essays on the New Transatlantic Slave Trade Database

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300134360
eISBN:
9780300151749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300134360.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the importance of the French slaving activities to the origin of the French Atlantic world before 1716. The 1999 CD-ROM contained 159 records of French slaving voyages before ... More


The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture, the Negro Patriot of Hayti: Comprising an Account of the Struggle for Liberty in the Island, and a Sketch of Its History to the Present Period

John Relly Beard

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607870
eISBN:
9781469607894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469607887_Beard
Subject:
History, African-American History

Toussaint L'Ouverture (1743–1803) won international renown in the Haitian fight for independence. He led thousands of former slaves into battle against French, Spanish, and English forces, routing ... More


Madame Lalaurie: French Quarter Fiend

Tiya Miles

in Tales From the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469626338
eISBN:
9781469626352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626338.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the story of the “Haunted House on Royal Street,” a mansion once owned by the infamous creole slave mistress, Madame Delphine Lalaurie. The chapter recounts the history of the ... More


The Dutch in the Atlantic World: New Perspectives from the Slave Trade with Particular Reference to the African Origins of the Traffic

David Eltis, Jelmer Vos, and David Richardson

in Extending the Frontiers: Essays on the New Transatlantic Slave Trade Database

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300134360
eISBN:
9780300151749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300134360.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the concept that along with the post-1710 French traffic, the Dutch slave trade was the first to be documented. Overall, it is estimated that a total volume of 554,300 slaves ... More


First, the French

Arna Bontemps (ed.)

in The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037696
eISBN:
9780252094958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037696.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the early French in Illinois and tells the story of the state's first black settler, Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable. The scant documentary records of colonial Illinois include ... More


The View from Abroad

Carolyn L. Karcher

in A Refugee from His Race: Albion W. Tourgée and His Fight against White Supremacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627953
eISBN:
9781469627977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627953.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

The defeat in the Plessy case left Tourgée unable either to discern a feasible method of combatting white supremacy or to earn his living. He thus sought a consular appointment from President William ... More


Remittances

Sean M. Kelley

in The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare: A Journey into Captivity from Sierra Leone to South Carolina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627687
eISBN:
9781469627700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627687.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the aftermath of the sale, beginning with the voyage from South Carolina to Rhode Island. The Vernons earned a 17% profit from the voyage, which led them to send the Hare back ... More


Richard Wright and the Season of Manifestoes

John McCluskey

in The Black Chicago Renaissance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037023
eISBN:
9780252094392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037023.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter studies the significance of the timing of Richard Wright's “Blueprint for Writing” and its applications to his nonfiction work, specifically his early journalism and work as a journal ... More


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