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

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

by David Eltis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0714648205

ISBN-13: 9780714648200

Pub. Date: 07/31/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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. Other papers offer quantitative analysis in the ethnicity of slaves, mortality trends and slaves' reconstruction of their identities.  See more details below

Overview

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. Other papers offer quantitative analysis in the ethnicity of slaves, mortality trends and slaves' reconstruction of their identities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714648200
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/31/1997
Series:
Studies in Slave and Post-Slave Societies and Cultures Ser.
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

The 'Numbers Game' and Routes to Slavery1
West Africa and the Transatlantic Slave Trade: New Evidence of Long-Run Trends16
Long-Term Trends in African Mortality in the Transatlantic Slave Trade36
Crew Mortality in the Transatlantic Slave Trade in the Eighteenth Century49
'My own nation': Igbo Exiles in the Diaspora72
'Of a nation which others do not understand': Bambara Slaves and African Ethnicity in Colonial Louisiana, 1718-6098
The Cultural Implications of the Atlantic Slave Trade: African Regional Origins, American Destinations and New World Developments122
Notes on Contributors146
Index147

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