Royal Navy Versus the Slave Traders: Enforcing Abolition at Sea 1808-1898

Royal Navy Versus the Slave Traders: Enforcing Abolition at Sea 1808-1898

by Bernard Edwards
     
 

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On March 16, 1807, the British Parliament passed The Abolition of the Slave Trade Act. In the following year the Royal Navy's African Squadron was formed, its mission to stop and search ships at sea suspected of carrying slaves from Africa to the Americas and the Middle East.

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On March 16, 1807, the British Parliament passed The Abolition of the Slave Trade Act. In the following year the Royal Navy's African Squadron was formed, its mission to stop and search ships at sea suspected of carrying slaves from Africa to the Americas and the Middle East.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844689491
Publisher:
Pen and Sword
Publication date:
03/24/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Bernard Edwards is one of the most popular and prolific authors and is well established as a front rank naval historian. His many titles include The Quiet Heroes, Twilight of the U-Boat, Japan's Blitzkrieg and, most recently, The Cruel Sea Retold.

A former Merchant Navy Officer, he now lives in Gwent, South Wales.

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