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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


Grapevine in the Slave Market: African American Geopolitical Literacy and the 1841 Creole Revolt

Phillip Troutman

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/9780300103557.003.0009
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter begins with the successful inversion of United States slave traders' network of communication and transportation. In November 1841, a group of at least nineteen enslaved African American ... More


Polished Gentlemen, Troublesome Women, and Dancing Slaves

Carroll Smith-Rosenberg

in This Violent Empire: The Birth of an American National Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832967
eISBN:
9781469600390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807832967.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the emergence of two figures—the bourgeois woman and the enslaved African American—and how these figures brought coherence to the urban fathers' imagined new American. It ... More


Enslaved Africans and the British Military at the Brimstone Hill Fortress, St. Kitts, West Indies

Gerald F. Schroedl

in British Forts and Their Communities: Archaeological and Historical Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056753
eISBN:
9780813053646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056753.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Brimstone Hill Fortress (1690–1854) is a British colonial era fortification located on the northwest coast of St. Kitts in the eastern Caribbean. In the eighteenth century, it became the centerpiece ... More


The Shape of a Diaspora: The Movement of Afro-Iberians to Colonial Spanish America

Leo J. Garofalo

in Africans to Spanish America: Expanding the Diaspora

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036637
eISBN:
9780252093715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036637.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter examines how a diverse group of free and enslaved Africans and Afro-Iberians moved back and forth from the Iberian peninsula to the Americas. After discussing the significance of African ... More


Everyday Entanglements: Labor and Diversity at the Cabrits Garrison, Dominica

Zachary J. M. Beier

in British Forts and Their Communities: Archaeological and Historical Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056753
eISBN:
9780813053646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056753.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The policy of incorporating enslaved Africans into colonial military installations throughout the Caribbean was standard British military policy by the eighteenth century. The Cabrits Garrison, ... More


Convergence

Katherine Howlett Hayes

in Slavery before Race: Europeans, Africans, and Indians at Long Island's Sylvester Manor Plantation, 1651-1884

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785775
eISBN:
9780814724699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785775.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter traces Sylvester Manor's history, revealing a complicated social setting that runs counter to traditional stories of colonial life. Drawing on Sylvester Manor's own archive, the colonial ... More


Historical Overview of West African Drumming and Dance in North America: From the Period of Slavery (1619–1863) until the Early 1960s

George Worlasi and Kwasi Dor

in West African Drumming and Dance in North American Universities: An Ethnomusicological Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039140
eISBN:
9781621039952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039140.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 1 situates the study by historically contextualizing African drums and drumming traditions in North America retrospectively, first, from the period of slavery (1619-1863), and then from ... More


Shifting Loyalties: St. Thomas and the Transit Trade in African Slaves

Daniel L. Schafer

in Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic World: Slave Trader, Plantation Owner, Emancipator

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044620
eISBN:
9780813046341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044620.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses Zephaniah Kingsley’s life as a ship captain engaged in the Atlantic slave trade and inter-island commerce in the Caribbean. After changing national allegiance from the United ... More


The Formation of Candomblé: Vodun History and Ritual in Brazil

Luis Nicolau Pares

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610924
eISBN:
9781469612638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469610931_Pares
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Interweaving three centuries of transatlantic religious and social history with historical and present-day ethnography, this book traces the formation of Candomble, one of the most influential ... More


New Netherland Connections: Intimate Networks and Atlantic Ties in Seventeenth-Century America

Susanah Shaw Romney

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614250
eISBN:
9781469615585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614250.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book locates the foundations of the early modern Dutch empire in interpersonal transactions among women and men. As West India Company ships began sailing westward in the early seventeenth ... More


Hunger, Accommodation, and Violence in Colonial America

Rachel B. Herrmann

in No Useless Mouth: Waging War and Fighting Hunger in the American Revolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501716119
eISBN:
9781501716133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716119.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines how, between the 1500s and 1700s, two varying approaches toward dealing with food and hunger allowed inconsistent ideas about hunger to form, which in turn influenced how ... More


True-Born Maroons

Kenneth Bilby and Kevin A. Yelvington

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032788
eISBN:
9780813039138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032788.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Constructed from the oral histories of one of the most secretive groups in the Caribbean, this book describes a culture that has been nurtured by enslaved Africans and their descendants to survive ... More


Youroumaÿn

Christopher Taylor

in The Black Carib Wars: Freedom, Survival, and the Making of the Garifuna

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033100
eISBN:
9781617033117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033100.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter describes the island of YouroumaŸn (known to Europeans as St. Vincent) and the life of the Caribs who lived there. Adrien Le Breton, a Jesuit missionary who spent ten years living there ... More


Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage

Sowande' M. Mustakeem

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040559
eISBN:
9780252098994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040559.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Most times left solely within the confine of plantation narratives, slavery was far from a land-based phenomenon. This book reveals for the first time how it took critical shape at sea. Expanding the ... More


Mother Africa 1690/1712

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter discusses Tooy's views about Africa. It explains that Tooy considers Africa as a land of men's men and the place where those who prepared themselves properly could take off and soar like ... More


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