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Title:
A merciless place : the fate of Britain's convicts after the American Revolution
Author:
Christopher, Emma, 1971-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.

©2010
Physical Description:
432 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
General Note:
"First published in Australia in 2010 by Allen & Unwin"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
Contents:
Destinations for Britain's transported convicts, c. 1770-1800 -- West Africa, c. 1780-1822 -- Bound for America -- Mr. Jefferson and Patrick Madan -- London in flames -- The "best sacrifices for death" -- Africa -- The battle for the coast -- Deserting to the enemy -- A plantation with slaves -- A mutiny and a most peculiar murder -- Trouble at Goree Island -- "Naked and diseased on the sandy shore" -- Trying America again -- The once mighty are fallen -- Lemane Island -- The end of the African disaster -- Afterword.
ISBN:
9780199782550

9780199695935
Format :
Book