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Slave ships and slaving
Dow, George Francis, 1868-1936.
Publication Information:
Mineola, N.Y. : Dover, 2002.
Physical Description:
xxxv, 349 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
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Originally published: Salem, Mass. : Marine Research Society, 1927.
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Extraordinary collection of commentaries by ships' doctors and captains, as well as written testimonies for a parliamentary committee investigating the slave trade. Accounts relate horrifying events and conditions: the holding pens or "factories," living conditions aboard ships, mutinies and their suppression, and more. 54 period engravings and other illustrations accompany the grim record.

Table of Contents

Capt. Ernest H. Pentecost, R.N.R.
Prefacep. v
Table of Contentsp. vii
List of Illustrationsp. ix
Introductionp. xvii
I. The Guinea Coastp. 1
II. Sir John Hawkins, Slave Traderp. 19
III. The Voyage of the Ship "Hannibal" of London, in 1693p. 31
IV. The Slaving Voyage of the "Albion-Frigate" of Londonp. 73
V. The Liverpool and Bristol Slaversp. 89
VI. Mutinies Aboard Slave Ships in the Early Daysp. 113
VII. The Ship Doctor's Narrativep. 133
VIII. The Guinea Voyage and the Sailorp. 155
IX. The Brig "Ruby" of Bristol, African Slaverp. 167
X. Captain Crow, the Last Slaver out of Liverpoolp. 181
XI. The Recollections of a Slave Traderp. 189
XII. Factory Life on the Guinea Coastp. 211
XIII. Slave Smuggling a Hundred Years Agop. 237
XIV. Slaving Voyages by Rhode Island Vesselsp. 255
XV. Some American Slave Shipsp. 267
XVI. Six Months on a Slaver in 1860p. 281
XVII. The Last Voyage of an American Slaverp. 319
Indexp. 345