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Early Black Atlantic Crossings: Lawrence Hill’s

Tuire Valkeakari

in Precarious Passages: The Diasporic Imagination in Contemporary Black Anglophone Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813062471
eISBN:
9780813051963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062471.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes, in which the diasporic ur-experience is expanded to cover post–Middle Passage migrations as well. Both a neo-slave narrative and a ... More


Afro-Christian Diaspora in the Age of Revolution

John W. Catron

in Embracing Protestantism: Black Identities in the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061634
eISBN:
9780813051086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061634.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines why the movement of people of African descent such as George Leile and Olaudah Equiano throughout the Greater Caribbean, Canada, Great Britain, and Sierra Leone in Africa during ... More


Freedom and Resistance: A Social History of Black Loyalists in the Bahamas

Christopher Curry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054476
eISBN:
9780813053110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054476.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

A popular misconception about the American Revolution is that it was largely contained within the continental boundaries of North America. However, the American Revolution neither ended with the ... More


Blighty

in Black Salt: Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318184
eISBN:
9781846317675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317675.007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter talks about the Black Loyalists. The increase in the employment of black sailors meant that those surviving the validities of the voyage would often set down in Britain's ports. Black ... More


Antislavery on a Slave Coast

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/9780300217445.003.0002
Subject:
History, African History

Before the abolition of the slave trade in the British empire in 1807, colonial Sierra Leone was an experiment in free trade and free labour, founded by the Sierra Leone Company, a joint-stock ... More


The Absolute Disposal of the Crown

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/9780300217445.003.0005
Subject:
History, African History

From 1810 until the Court’s powers were dramatically reduced in 1817, the Vice-Admiralty Court of Sierra Leone became the object of intense interest from the British armed forces. Royal Navy and ... More


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