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Through a Looking Glass: Olaudah Equiano and African Experiences of the British Atlantic Slave Trade

David Richardson

in Black Experience and the Empire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199290673
eISBN:
9780191700569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290673.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter focuses on the movement of Africans to America on British slave ships. The exact number of British ships that participated in the slave trade will probably never be known, but in the 245 ... 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


“The Slave-Factory of Franklin & Armfield”

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/9780300192001.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details the architecture and strategies of Franklin and Armfield, the most successful slave trading firm of the 1830s. It was composed of Isaac Franklin, John Armfield, and Rice C. ... More


Casting: “They sang their home-songs, and danced, each with his free foot slapping the deck”

Katrina Dyonne Thompson

in Ring Shout, Wheel About: The Racial Politics of Music and Dance in North American Slavery

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038259
eISBN:
9780252096112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038259.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter examines the manner in which African captives were forced to perform music, song, and dance during the Atlantic voyage. Within the Middle Passage, white slavers brought the slaves on ... More


From Africa to Jamaica: The Making of an Atlantic Slave Society, 17751807

Audra A. Diptee

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034829
eISBN:
9780813038414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034829.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Rich with historical sketches of the life and experiences of slaves in Africa, on slave ships, and in Jamaica, this book illustrates the way enslaved Africans lived and helped to shape Jamaican ... More


Blood Memories

Sowande' M. Mustakeem

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040559
eISBN:
9780252098994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040559.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the violent legacies that emerged in the Middle Passage by documenting open battles and the counter-resistive measures that sailors used against bondpeople. Focusing on the ... More


Early Career in the Liverpool Slave Trade

in Slave Captain: The Career of James Irving in the Liverpool Slave Trade

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310676
eISBN:
9781846314070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314070.004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses James Irving's career in the slave trade of late eighteenth-century Liverpool. During his career Irving was involved in a number of voyages accounting for the delivery of some ... More


Battered Bodies, Enfeebled Minds

Sowande' M. Mustakeem

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040559
eISBN:
9780252098994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040559.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines suicide as a way for female and male slaves to direct their personal struggles with alienation and mistreatment toward their own bodies. It looks at three critical factors—the ... More


Cruising for Slaves and Boating up Rivers: Anti–Slave Trade Patrols and the Fight against Disease across the Atlantic

Manuel Barcia

in The Yellow Demon of Fever: Fighting Disease in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Slave Trade

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300215854
eISBN:
9780300252019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215854.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

At sea, disease was a common adversary to both slave traders and anti–slave trade officers in the various navies involved in the implementation of abolition policies in the Atlantic. Their many ... More


The Slave Trade, Quakers, and the Early Days of British Abolition

James Walvin

in Quakers and Abolition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038266
eISBN:
9780252096129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038266.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter assesses the Quaker impact on the early British anti-slave trade campaign and, in particular, the influence Quaker writings and networks had on the early career of Thomas Clarkson. ... More


The Blood of Thousands: Slave Traders and the Fight against Disease in the Age of Abolition

Manuel Barcia

in The Yellow Demon of Fever: Fighting Disease in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Slave Trade

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300215854
eISBN:
9780300252019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215854.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the ways in which slave traders throughout the Atlantic world understood and fought against the diseases that affected them and their human cargoes. It does so by illustrating ... More


Conclusion: The Negrero Resurfaces

Lisa Surwillo

in Monsters by Trade: Slave Traffickers in Modern Spanish Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804788793
eISBN:
9780804791830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788793.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Conclusion examines the language and practices surrounding contemporary immigration of Africans into Spain in the realms of the artistic and the journalistic. Analysis of four xylographs by Iván ... More


Readying the Ermelinda

João José Reis, Flávio dos Santos Gomes, Marcus J. M. de Carvalho, and H. Sabrina Gledhill

in The Story of Rufino: Slavery, Freedom, and Islam in the Black Atlantic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190224363
eISBN:
9780190093549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190224363.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History, World Early Modern History

This chapter reports on Rufino’s life as a cook on the Ermelinda, a slave ship whose name changed more than once, usually to to fool the domestic and foreign authorities who were combating the ... More


Britain and the Slave Trade: The Rise of Abolitionism

Jenny S. Martinez

in The Slave Trade and the Origins of International Human Rights Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195391626
eISBN:
9780190259754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391626.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the transformation of international law from justifying slave trade to ultimately suppressing it. It argues that the key player in the international abolition movement was Great ... More


Mapping Space, Debating Place: Jelly Mould Pavilions (2010) and Official Sites and Sights of Slavery and Memory

Celeste-Marie Bernier, Alan Rice, Lubaina Himid, and Hannah Durkin

in Inside the invisible: Memorialising Slavery and Freedom in the Life and Works of Lubaina Himid

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620856
eISBN:
9781789629903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620856.003.0016
Subject:
History, African-American History

Lubaina Himid’s Jelly Mould Pavilions is an installation which draws attention to Liverpool’s troubled history as the largest eighteenth century slavery port in the world. After a discussion of ... More


Passengers, Shippers, and Cargo

João José Reis, Flávio dos Santos Gomes, Marcus J. M. de Carvalho, and H. Sabrina Gledhill

in The Story of Rufino: Slavery, Freedom, and Islam in the Black Atlantic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190224363
eISBN:
9780190093549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190224363.003.0011
Subject:
History, Latin American History, World Early Modern History

This chapter depicts the preparation of the slave ship Ermelinda, the trade goods it carried, and crew recruitment. The ship carried fourteen crewmen and a few passengers. The trade goods included ... More


The Ermelinda Goes to Sea

João José Reis, Flávio dos Santos Gomes, Marcus J. M. de Carvalho, and H. Sabrina Gledhill

in The Story of Rufino: Slavery, Freedom, and Islam in the Black Atlantic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190224363
eISBN:
9780190093549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190224363.003.0012
Subject:
History, Latin American History, World Early Modern History

The Ermelinda sails from Recife to Luanda in June, 1841, with Rufino on board. Due to a leak, the voyage is interrupted for repairs in Salvador, where Rufino had spent most of his life as a slave in ... More


Combat at Sea

Geoffrey Plank

in Atlantic Wars: From the Fifteenth Century to the Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190860455
eISBN:
9780190860486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190860455.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History, World Early Modern History

Chapter 3 examines combat at sea. Boarding a ship on open water was difficult, and so naval planners and officers experimented to find other means of combat. They developed a variety of incendiary ... More


Ring Shout, Wheel About: The Racial Politics of Music and Dance in North American Slavery

Katrina Dyonne Thompson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038259
eISBN:
9780252096112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038259.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This book examines the conceptualization and staging of race through the performance, sometimes coerced, of black dance from the slave ship to the minstrel stage. The book shows how these ... More


Creole versus Bossale Renegade: “Turfism” in the Black Diaspora of the Americas

Bénédicte Boisseron

in Creole Renegades: Rhetoric of Betrayal and Guilt in the Caribbean Diaspora

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049793
eISBN:
9780813050201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049793.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at the bossale roots of the Creole renegade, using the Middle Passage as a symbolic background to address the question of individualism in Black diasporic literature. The slave ... More


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