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The Diligent : A Voyage Through the Worlds Of The Slave Trade - Robert Harms

The Diligent

A Voyage Through the Worlds Of The Slave Trade

Paperback Published: 20th December 2002
ISBN: 9780465028726
Number Of Pages: 496

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The Diligent began her journey in Brittany in 1731, and Harms follows her along the African coast where her goods were traded for slaves, to Martinique where her captives were sold to work on sugar plantations. Harms brings to life a world in which slavery was a commerce carried out without qualms. He shows the gruesome details of daily life aboard a slave ship, as well as French merchants wrangling with their government for the right to traffic in slaves, African kings waging epic wars for control of European slave trading posts, and representatives of European governments negotiating the complicated politics of the Guinea coast to ensure a stead supply of labor for their countries' colonies. The Diligent is filled with rich stories that explain how the slave trade worked on all levels, from geopolitics to the rigging of ships.

List of Illustrationsp. VII
Prefacep. XI
Illustrations Creditsp. XXIII
Acknowledgmentsp. XXIX
Matters of Moralityp. 1
The Financiersp. 29
Outfitting a Slaverp. 63
Sailing Southp. 87
Cruising the African Coastp. 119
Whydahp. 149
Assoup. 197
Jakinp. 225
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ISBN: 9780465028726
ISBN-10: 0465028721
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 20th December 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.97  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1