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The Interests: “a well-Governed army of Veteran Troops” versus “an Undefinable heteroclite body” of “Pirates” and “buccaneers”

William A. Pettigrew

in Freedom’s Debt: The Royal African Company and the Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1672-1752

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469611815
eISBN:
9781469611839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611815.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the ways in which independent slave traders achieved solidarity with disparate opponents of the Royal African Company. The 1698 Act to Settle the Trade to Africa helped broaden ... More


Freedom’s Debt: The Royal African Company and the Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1672-1752

William A. Pettigrew

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469611815
eISBN:
9781469611839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611815.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the years following the Glorious Revolution, independent slave traders challenged the charter of the Royal African Company (RAC) by asserting their natural rights as Britons to trade freely in ... More


The Red Flag

Maurie D. McInnis

in Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226559339
eISBN:
9780226559322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226559322.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the spaces, places, and mechanics of the slave trade. These include the use of red flags upon which are pinned small manuscript descriptions of slaves to be sold off; family ... More


A New Assessment of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

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/9780300134360.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents a new assessment of the transatlantic slave trade, including the organization and publication of the massive amount of new data on slave-trade voyages, the production of ... More


The Politics of Slave-Trade Escalation, 1672–1712

William A. Pettigrew

in Freedom’s Debt: The Royal African Company and the Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1672-1752

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469611815
eISBN:
9781469611839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611815.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the political aspects of slave-trade escalation. In response to the Royal African Company’s monopoly over the transatlantic slave trade, independent slave traders mounted a ... More


The Strategies: “As Witches Do the Devil”

William A. Pettigrew

in Freedom’s Debt: The Royal African Company and the Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1672-1752

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469611815
eISBN:
9781469611839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611815.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter compares the political strategies of the separate traders and the Royal African Company: their respective political actions, mediated by political ideologies and in response to changing ... More


Slave Resistance, Coffles, and the Debates over Slavery in the Nation's Capital

Robert H. Gudmestad

in The Chattel Principle: Internal Slave Trades in the Americas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103557
eISBN:
9780300129472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103557.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter describes and examines the events in George Miller's tavern, a seedy establishment notorious in the state of Washington for being a slave depot. A woman, known only as Anna, jumped ... More


Dressed for Sale

Maurie D. McInnis

in Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226559339
eISBN:
9780226559322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226559322.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the spaces, places, and mechanics of the slave trade. These include the enslaved assistants of slave traders; slave auctions as public spectacles in Charleston, South Carolina; ... More


The Ideas: Challenging the “Tales of … Mandevil”

William A. Pettigrew

in Freedom’s Debt: The Royal African Company and the Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1672-1752

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469611815
eISBN:
9781469611839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611815.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the ways in which the public political disputes between the Royal African Company and the separate traders generated a conflict of ideologies. Late Stuart politics forced both ... 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


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