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Slavery in Africa: Archaeology and Memory

Paul Lane and Kevin C. MacDonald (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264782
eISBN:
9780191754012
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264782.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

The role and consequences of slavery in the history of Africa have been brought to the fore recently in historical, anthropological, and archaeological research. Public remembrances — such as ... More


Suppression of the Atlantic slave trade: abolition from ship to shore

Robert Burroughs

in The suppression of the Atlantic slave trade: British policies, practices and representations of naval coercion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719085116
eISBN:
9781781708934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085116.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This introductory chapter by Robert Burroughs outlines the dimensions of the nineteenth-century transatlantic slave trade, and of British naval efforts against it. It then briefly reviews previous ... More


The politics of slave-trade suppression

Richard Huzzey

in The suppression of the Atlantic slave trade: British policies, practices and representations of naval coercion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719085116
eISBN:
9781781708934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085116.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Richard Huzzey analyses Britons’ political commitment to slave-trade suppression, including the origins and evolution of policy in the context of domestic, international, and imperial politics. The ... More


History, memory and commemoration of Atlantic slave-trade suppression

Richard Huzzey and John McAleer

in The suppression of the Atlantic slave trade: British policies, practices and representations of naval coercion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719085116
eISBN:
9781781708934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085116.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

At the conclusion of the volume, Richard Huzzey and John McAleer assess the ways that British suppression of the Atlantic slave trade has been represented in history, memory, and commemoration, ... More


A ‘most miserable business’1: naval officers’ experiences of slave-trade suppression

Mary Wills

in The suppression of the Atlantic slave trade: British policies, practices and representations of naval coercion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719085116
eISBN:
9781781708934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085116.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Mary Wills assesses officers’ experiences of naval suppression, with particular attention to their emotional commitment to the cause. Examination of their personal testimonies of daily life on the ... More


The Origins of Slaves Leaving the Upper Guinea Coast in the Nineteenth Century

Philip Misevich

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/9780300134360.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explains the understanding of the African end of the slave trade through an analysis of the Registers of Liberated Africans in conjunction with the revised edition of the Transatlantic ... More


Between Home and the Sea: The West African Slave Trade to Bahia and Cuba, 1790–1843

Manuel Barcia

in West African Warfare in Bahia and Cuba: Soldier Slaves in the Atlantic World, 1807-1844

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198719038
eISBN:
9780191788345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719038.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the practice of the slave trade to Bahia and Cuba in the first half of the nineteenth century, and offers a reassessment of the impact that processes and forms of enslavement ... More


North American Slave Traders in the Age of Revolution, 1776–1807

Leonardo Marques

in The United States and the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Americas, 1776-1867

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300212419
eISBN:
9780300224733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300212419.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The chapter explores the creation of a U.S. branch of the transatlantic slave trade in the aftermath of U.S. independence. It looks at the central role played by Rhode Island merchants in this ... More


Transitions, 1808–1820

Leonardo Marques

in The United States and the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Americas, 1776-1867

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300212419
eISBN:
9780300224733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300212419.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Chapter 3 discusses the impact of the slave trade act of 1807 and the multiple forms of U.S. participation in the slave trade during the 1810s. It shows how some forms became predominant over that ... More


Slave-trade suppression and the culture of anti-slavery in nineteenth-century Britain

Robert Burroughs

in The suppression of the Atlantic slave trade: British policies, practices and representations of naval coercion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719085116
eISBN:
9781781708934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085116.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter by Robert Burroughs evaluates British depictions of encounters between naval crews, slaves and/or liberated Africans, and slave traders. Examining both fictional and non-fictional prose, ... More


Making Invisible Africans Visible: Coasts, Ports, Regions, and Ethnicities

Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in Slavery and African Ethnicities in the Americas: Restoring the Links

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829738
eISBN:
9781469605180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876862_hall.6
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter attempts to make Africans, who played a crucial role in the formation of new cultures throughout the Americas, more visible. It discusses several studies of African diaspora in the ... More


The Lords and the Profits – West Indian Commerce and the Scottish Enlightenment

Iain Whyte

in Scotland and the Abolition of Black Slavery, 1756-1838

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624324
eISBN:
9780748672196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624324.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Almost every major figure in the Scottish Enlightenment condemned slavery on moral, philosophical and economic grounds. Yet Scotland's involvement in the slave trade and plantation slavery was far ... More


From Hold to Foredeck: Slave Professions in the Maritime World of the East India Company, c. 1660-1720

Anna Winterbottom

in Maritime History as Global History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497339
eISBN:
9781786944511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497339.003.0005
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter analyses slave professions in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in the Indian Ocean. It explores the activities of the English East India Company in the Indian Ocean and the ... More


Greater Senegambia/Upper Guinea

Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in Slavery and African Ethnicities in the Americas: Restoring the Links

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829738
eISBN:
9781469605180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876862_hall.8
Subject:
History, African-American History

The earliest Atlantic slave trade began in the Greater Senegambia. This region was an important source of African slaves, who were shipped to the Americas for the rest of the eighteenth century. This ... More


Merchant Organization and Maritime Trade in the North Atlantic, 1660-1815

Olaf Uwe Janzen (ed.)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128855
eISBN:
9781786944795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128855.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This journal presents the challenges faced by maritime merchants operating in the North Atlantic in the early modern period, and examines the opportunities, aspirations, and methods utilised in the ... More


Abolition and the Re-Deployment of the Slave Fleet, 1807-1811

Lars U. Scholl

in Merchants and Mariners: Selected Maritime Writings of David M. Williams

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128886
eISBN:
9781786944764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128886.003.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter analyses the repurposing of the Liverpool slave fleet after the British abolition of slavery in 1807. Williams’ asserts that the period following abolition was one of economic ... More


Transatlantic Slavery and Slave Trading

Dawn Littler (ed.)

in Guide to the Records of Merseyside Maritime Museum, Volume 2

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128879
eISBN:
9781786944771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128879.003.0002
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter presents the involvement of Liverpool in the slave trade. As the European port most involved in slaving during the eighteenth century, much of Liverpool’s prosperity was due to the ... More


Let That Heart Be English

Padraic X. Scanlan

in Freedom's Debtors: British Antislavery in Sierra Leone in the Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300217445
eISBN:
9780300231526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217445.003.0003
Subject:
History, African History

In 1808, the laws abolishing the British slave trade came fully into force, and Sierra Leone became a Crown Colony, governed directly by a Crown-appointed Governor. The first Crown Governor, Thomas ... More


The Abolition of Slavery in Ottoman Tunisia

Ismael M. Montana

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044828
eISBN:
9780813046419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044828.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book provides a case study of slavery and its abolition in Ottoman Tunisia, one of the smallest countries in North Africa and the first to abolish the longstanding institution of slavery in the ... More


A Place of Immense Advantage

Andrew Pearson

in Distant freedom: "St Helena and the abolition of the slave trade, 1840-1872"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781382837
eISBN:
9781781383957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382837.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter offers an historical overview of St Helena’s Liberated African Establishment, from its inception in 1840 to its final closure in the late 1860s. This period spans the final era of the ... More


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