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Routes to Slavery : Direction, Ethnicity and Mortality in the Transatlantic Slave Trade - David Eltis

Routes to Slavery

Direction, Ethnicity and Mortality in the Transatlantic Slave Trade

By: David Eltis (Editor), David Richardson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1997
ISBN: 9780714648200
Number Of Pages: 151

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The scale of the Atlantic slave trade has been a central issue in recent debates over transatlantic slavery from 1500 to 1867. Research has generated a vast amount of data on slaving voyages. Containing records of some 25,000 slaving voyages between 1595 and 1867, this data set forms the basis of most of the papers included in this collection. These are complemented by other papers which embody quantitative analysis by examining issues relating to the ethnicity of slaves. In addition to presenting new evidence on mortality trends in the slave trade and on African influences on the history of American slave societies, the volume raises important questions about how slaves reconstructed their identities outside of their homeland.

The "numbers game" and routes to slavery
West Africa and the Transatlantic slave tare
Long-term trends in African mortality in the Transatlantic slave trade
Crew mortality in the Transatlantic slave trade in the 18th century
"my own nation" - Igbo exiles in the Diaspora
"o a nation which others do not understand"
African ethnicity in colonial Louisiana, 1718-60
The cultural implications of the Atlantic slave trade- African regional origins, American destinations and New World developments
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ISBN: 9780714648200
ISBN-10: 0714648205
Series: Studies in Slave and Post-Slave Societies and Cultures
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 151
Published: 31st July 1997
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.79 x 15.39  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1