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The Resource Black cargoes; : a history of the Atlantic slave trade, 1518-1865., In collaboration with Malcolm Cowley

Black cargoes; : a history of the Atlantic slave trade, 1518-1865., In collaboration with Malcolm Cowley

Label
Black cargoes; : a history of the Atlantic slave trade, 1518-1865.
Title
Black cargoes;
Title remainder
a history of the Atlantic slave trade, 1518-1865.
Statement of responsibility
In collaboration with Malcolm Cowley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the story of how the Negro colonists were brought to the two Americas, as the result of a gigantic commercial operation that changed the history of the world. By a conservative estimate the operation cost between thirty and forty million lives. It produced enormous fortunes which helped to finance the industrial revolution in England and France, but in Africa it produced nothing but misery and social disintegration. In America it gave rise to the plantation system, the maritime trade of New England, and the Civil War. Black Cargoes tells how the operation started in the newly settled Spanish island of Hispaniola, how it rapidly expanded after 1650 with the growth of large-scale sugar planting, how it reached a climax in the eighteenth century, how the trade was legally abolished by Great Britain in 1807, how it persisted in spite of Her Majesty's Navy, and how it ended after 1865. The book also tells where the Negroes came from, how they were enslaved, how they were purchased by sea captains, how they were packed into the hold like other merchandise (but with greater losses in transit), and how the survivors were sold in the West Indian and American markets ... It is a story of greed, violence, daring, and incredible callousness, involving as actors or victims white men and black men alike - Sir John Hawkins and the King of Dahomey, American merchant princes, Queen Elizabeth I, Thomas Clarkson the great reformer, and the diabolical Captain Canot - as well as the horrors of the Middle Passage, the dividends of Lancashire cotton mills, and the heroism of the British Navy. The slave trade left us a rich heritage in music, art, science, literature, and American citizens. It also inflicted wounds that are still unstanched."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1911-1997
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mannix, Daniel P.
Dewey number
326.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HT1049
LC item number
.M2
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slave trade
  • Slave trade
  • Slave trade
  • Africa, West
  • America
Label
Black cargoes; : a history of the Atlantic slave trade, 1518-1865., In collaboration with Malcolm Cowley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The beginnings -- Slaving in the seventeenth century -- The early American trade -- Flush times on the Guinea Coast -- The middle passage -- Captains and crews -- The yankee slavers -- The fight to abolish the trade -- Contraband -- The roaring eighteen-forties -- Slave catching in the Indian Ocean -- The dream slave empire
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780670171248
Lccn
62011674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3106037
  • (OCoLC)965003
  • (OCoLC)ocm00965003
  • 38475
  • 3106037
Label
Black cargoes; : a history of the Atlantic slave trade, 1518-1865., In collaboration with Malcolm Cowley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The beginnings -- Slaving in the seventeenth century -- The early American trade -- Flush times on the Guinea Coast -- The middle passage -- Captains and crews -- The yankee slavers -- The fight to abolish the trade -- Contraband -- The roaring eighteen-forties -- Slave catching in the Indian Ocean -- The dream slave empire
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780670171248
Lccn
62011674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3106037
  • (OCoLC)965003
  • (OCoLC)ocm00965003
  • 38475
  • 3106037

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