The Complete Concise History of the Slave Trade

Author: Olayanju Olajide

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: History

Page: 139

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This book is written mainly from my experience since my arrival in the United Kingdom in the early 1960s. I came to the UK before I came in contact with any Afro American or Caribbean. In Nigeria I know some people whose parents originally returned to Nigeria from Brazil and Cuba. The names of these great people are household names in Nigeria and particularly in Lagos. The more I stay in the UK the more I realise that our people from America and Caribbean have very little knowledge of Africa. To my greatest surprise some of them think that Africa is a small country. I came to the UK before the slave trade became a common topic. It is quite clear from my observation that the history of the slave trade is wrongly taught in overseas as far as it concerns Africa. Worse still some of our people here think that the whole of Africa was involved in the slave trade. This book is to put forward the authentic history of the slave trade. Moreover this book will show clearly the areas affected by the slave trade. The aim of the writer of this book is to make the history of the slave trade clear and simple to read. The idea is to make the book affordable and available as much as possible in order to study the history in Africa and overseas. If the history of the slave trade is taught and studied carefully any such mistakes will be avoided in future.

English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century

Author: James Anthony Froude

Publisher: Book Jungle


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

View: 653

James Froude was the brother in law of Charles Kingsley. He began his literary career by writing reviews and historical essays, with only sporadic publications on religious topics, for Fraser's Magazine and the Westminster Review. Froude spent 20 years working on his History of England. His style is more dramatic than scientific. English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century: Lectures Delivered at Oxford Easter Terms 1893-4 includes the following lectures The sea cradle of the reformation, John Hawkins and the African slave trade, Sir John Hawkins and Philip the Second, Drake's voyage round the world, Parties in the state, The great expedition to the West Indies, Attack on Cadiz, Sailing of the Armada, and Defeat of the Armada.

The Heritage of the South

A History of the Introduction of Slavery; Its Establishment from Colonial Times and Final Effect Upon the Politics of the United States (Classic Reprint)

Author: Jubal Anderson Early

Publisher: Forgotten Books


Category: History

Page: 126

View: 584

Excerpt from The Heritage of the South: A History of the Introduction of Slavery; Its Establishment From Colonial Times and Final Effect Upon the Politics of the United States The African slave trade began in the year 1442, when Anthony Gonsalez, a Portuguese took from the Gold Coast, ten negroes, which he carried to Lisbon. In 1481, the Portuguese built a fort on the Gold Coast, and as early as 1502, the Spaniards began to employ negroes in the mines of Hispaniola. In 1517, Charles V, Emperor of Spain, granted a patent to certain persons, for the supply of negroes, annually, to the islands of Hispaniola, Cuba, Jamaica and Porto Rico. John Hawkins, afterwardsgovernment established a regular trade on the coast of Africa. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The African Slave Trade and Its Suppression

A Classified and Annotated Bibliography of Books, Pamphlets and Periodical

Author: Peter Hogg

Publisher: Routledge


Category: History

Page: 428

View: 624

A comprehensive bibliography dealing specifically with African slave trade. This volume has been sub-classified for easier consultation and the compiler has provided, where possible, descriptions and comments on the works listed.

The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States of America 1638-1870

Author: William Edward Burghardt Du Bois

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform



Page: 310

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The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States of America 1638-1870 By William Edward Burghardt Du Bois Chapter I INTRODUCTORY. 1. Plan of the Monograph. 2. The Rise of the English Slave-Trade. 1. Plan of the Monograph. This monograph proposes to set forth the efforts made in the United States of America, from early colonial times until the present, to limit and suppress the trade in slaves between Africa and these shores. The study begins with the colonial period, setting forth in brief the attitude of England and, more in detail, the attitude of the planting, farming, and trading groups of colonies toward the slave-trade. It deals next with the first concerted effort against the trade and with the further action of the individual States. The important work of the Constitutional Convention follows, together with the history of the trade in that critical period which preceded the Act of 1807. The attempt to suppress the trade from 1807 to 1830 is next recounted. A chapter then deals with the slave-trade as an international problem. Finally the development of the crises up to the Civil War is studied, together with the steps leading to the final suppression; and a concluding chapter seeks to sum up the results of the investigation. Throughout the monograph the institution of slavery and the interstate slave-trade are considered only incidentally. 2. The Rise of the English Slave-Trade. Any attempt to consider the attitude of the English colonies toward the African slave-trade must be prefaced by a word as to the attitude of England herself and the development of the trade in her hands. Sir John Hawkins's celebrated voyage took place in 1562, but probably not until 1631 did a regular chartered company undertake to carry on the trade. This company was unsuccessful, and was eventually succeeded by the "Company of Royal Adventurers trading to Africa," chartered by Charles II. in 1662, and including the Queen Dowager and the Duke of York. The company contracted to supply the West Indies with three thousand slaves annually; but contraband trade, misconduct, and war so reduced it that in 1672 it surrendered its charter to another company for £34,000. This new corporation, chartered by Charles II. as the "Royal African Company," proved more successful than its predecessors, and carried on a growing trade for a quarter of a century. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery

Author: Junius P. Rodriguez

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Reference

Page: 805

View: 157

Looks at historical arguments made for slavery and abolition, slavery systems in various countries, related legal cases, slave rebellions, slave biographies, the history of the slave trade, and the teachings of various religions concerning slavery

Amazing Grace

An Anthology of Poems about Slavery, 1660-1810

Author: James G. Basker

Publisher: Yale University Press


Category: Poetry

Page: 721

View: 185

"This volume is the first anthology of poetic writings on slavery from America, Britain, and around the Atlantic during the Enlightenment - the crucial period that saw the height of the slave trade but also the origins of the anti-slavery movement. Bringing together more than four hundred poems and excerpts from longer works that were written by more than two hundred and fifty poets, both famous and unknown, the book charts the emergence of slavery as part of the collective consciousness of the English-speaking world. The book includes: poems by forty women, ranging from abolitionists Hannah More and Mary Robinson to Frances Seymour, the Countess of Herford; works by more than twenty African or African American poets, including familiar names (Phillis Wheatley), intriguing figures (Afro-Dutch Latin scholar Johannes Capitein), and newly rediscovered black poets (an anonymous veteran of the Revolutionary War); and poetry by such canonical writers as Dryden, Defoe, Pope, Johnson, Blake, Boswell, Burns, Wordsworth, and Coleridge." "The poems speak of the themes of slavery: capture, torture, endurance, rebellion, thwarted romances, and spiritual longing. They also raise intriguing questions about the contradications between cultural attitudes and public policy of the time. Writers such as these, suggests editor James Basker, were not complicit in the imperial project or indifferent about slavery but actually laid the groundwork for the political changes that would follow."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

A Sea-Dog of Devon

A Life of Sir John Hawkins, English Naval Commander, Privateer and Slaver of the 16th Century

Author: R a J Walling

Publisher: Pantianos Classics



Page: 134

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Sir John Hawkins was a naval commander and privateer during the Elizabethan era in the 16th century, who explored swathes of the New World amid danger and treachery. Born to William Hawkins, master of The Great Galley of Henry VIII's navy, from youth John aspired to a mariner's career. His father's reputation as sailor and merchant aided John's rise, especially when it was clear the younger Hawkins had inherited the vital talents of seamanship and business. John's first commission from Queen Elizabeth in 1562 was a turning point; returning home with enormous gains, which he built upon in further expeditions, his future in England's navy was set. Hawkins was pivotal in planning and commissioning further ships for the English navy, and proved an able administrator. As the Spanish Armada approached in 1588, he served alongside Francis Drake and other commanders - the dispatches Hawkins gave of the enormous fleet are matter-of-fact, noting the immense operational challenges England's sailors were under. In modern times, Hawkins is notorious for his dealings in the slave trade, being among the first English slavers. On several journeys he bartered for hundreds of African tribes people, whom he then ferried for sale to plantation owners in the New World. His actions marked the point England joined an inhumane, barbarously lucrative trade, in direct competition with the Spanish and Portuguese.

Nobody's Slave

Author: Tim Vicary

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub


Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 214

Two boys meet on a voyage that transforms their lives. Madu, a young African, is captured by the English slave-trader, Sir John Hawkins. Tom Oakley is a young sailor in charge of the slaves. At first the two boys boys hate each other. But as the story develops their roles are reversed, and they become closer friends than either would have once believed possible. This is a fast-moving drama based around real historical events. History as you never learned it in school!