The Diligent: Worlds Of The Slave Trade / Edition 1

The Diligent: Worlds Of The Slave Trade / Edition 1

by Robert Harms
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0465028721

ISBN-13: 9780465028726

Pub. Date: 01/07/2003

Publisher: Basic Books

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465028726
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
01/07/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
466
Sales rank:
1,179,198
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

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