Slave Ships and Slaving (African American) by George Francis Dow

By George Francis Dow

The lengthy, grim tale of the slave exchange is a sad old narrative. This darkest and such a lot heartless period in African-American historical past observed hundreds of thousands of Africans abducted and bought into bondage within the West Indies, the yank colonies, and later, the United States.
This background is recalled firsthand during this impressive stunning number of commentaries by means of ships' medical professionals and captains in addition to written tales for a parliamentary committee investigating the slave exchange. debts differ from sympathetic to detached because the narrators relate frightening occasions and prerequisites of maximum cruelty. designated descriptions of suppressed mutinies on slave ships and existence in "factories" — penned parts that held slaves until eventually they have been placed aboard ships — are through vibrant bills of residing stipulations at the vessels (for either slaves and sailors), in addition to observation at the advertisement constitution of the slave exchange. greater than 50 interval engravings and different illustrations depicting slave markets; handcuffs, shackles, and different restraints; and the stowing of slaves aboard send accompany the magnificent record.
A simple sourcebook for college students of African-American historical past, this quantity can be crucial studying for a person occupied with the family tree of the social ills and inequities of contemporary life.

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