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Title:
Adventures of an African slaver : an account of the life of Captain Theodore Canot, trader in gold, ivory, and slaves on the coast of Guinea : written out and edited from the captain's journals, memoranda and conversations by Brantz Mayer
Author:
Canot, Theodore, 1804-1860.
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Uniform Title:
Captain Canot, or, Twenty years of an African slaver
Publication Information:
Mineola, N.Y. : Dover, 2002.
Physical Description:
xvii, xvii, 448 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
Originally published: Captain Canot, or, Twenty years of an African slaver. New York : D. Appleton, 1854. The introduction by Malcolm Cowley is taken from an edition published by Garden City Pub. Co., c1928.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780486425122
Format :
Book

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Grim account by a former slave ship captain describes the apalling machinery of the commercial slave trade, including the harems and "factories" maintained by slavers, treatment and discipline of black Africans on slave ships, the suppression of slave revolts at sea, and much more. Republication of the classic 1854 edition.