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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


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


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


Introduction

Mary Wills

in Envoys of Abolition: British Naval Officers and the Campaign Against the Slave Trade in West Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620788
eISBN:
9781789629668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620788.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter situates the activities of the West Africa squadron within several interconnected themes and contexts relating to the impact of the Britain’s Abolition Act of 1807. Britain’s ... 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


The Consolidation of the Contraband Slave Trade, 1820–1850

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/9780300212419.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Chapter 4 discusses the national political configurations that allowed the emergence of a contraband slave trade in Cuba and Brazil and its suppression in the United States. It also looks at the ... 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 Most Notorious of the Baltimore Negro-Buyers”

Calvin Schermerhorn

in The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism, 1815-1860

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300192001
eISBN:
9780300213898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300192001.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The interstate slave trade surged in the 1820s, creating opportunities for interstate traders while presenting significant challenges in terms of transportation, finance, and supply chain management. ... More


Envoys of abolition: British Naval Officers and the Campaign Against the Slave Trade in West Africa

Mary Wills

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620788
eISBN:
9781789629668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620788.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

After Britain’s Abolition of the Slave Trade Act of 1807, a squadron of Royal Navy vessels was sent to the West Coast of Africa tasked with suppressing the thriving transatlantic slave trade. Drawing ... More


Prize voyages and ideas of freedom

Mary Wills

in Envoys of abolition: British Naval Officers and the Campaign Against the Slave Trade in West Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620788
eISBN:
9781789629668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620788.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

To witness the human trauma of the transatlantic slave trade was extraordinary employment for British naval officers, and this chapter examines rare surviving accounts of life on prize voyages, ... 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


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


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


Slave Trading in the Slaveholding Republic, 1851–1858

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/9780300212419.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Chapter 6 assesses the multiple forms of U.S. participation in the slave trade to Cuba. It shows how the abolition of the slave trade in Brazil led to a reconfiguration of slave trading networks and ... More


Machines of Empire

Calvin Schermerhorn

in The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism, 1815-1860

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300192001
eISBN:
9780300213898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300192001.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The growth of the American continental empire in the 1840s and 1850s expanded the slavery business, notably to Texas, and steamship companies exercised power as nonstate actors. This chapter follows ... 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


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


Crisis, 1859–1867

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/9780300212419.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Chapter 7 looks at the political implications of U.S. involvement in the transatlantic slave trade. It shows how different parties dealt with the growing accusations of U.S. involvement in the ... More


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