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The Resource Freedom's debt : the Royal African Company and the politics of the Atlantic slave trade, 1672-1752, William A. Pettigrew

Freedom's debt : the Royal African Company and the politics of the Atlantic slave trade, 1672-1752, William A. Pettigrew

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Freedom's debt : the Royal African Company and the politics of the Atlantic slave trade, 1672-1752
Title
Freedom's debt
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the Royal African Company and the politics of the Atlantic slave trade, 1672-1752
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William A. Pettigrew
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eng
Summary
"In the years following the Glorious Revolution, independent slave traders challenged the charter of the Royal African Company by asserting their natural rights as Britons to trade freely in enslaved Africans. In this comprehensive history of the rise and fall of the RAC, William A. Pettigrew grounds the transatlantic slave trade in politics, not economic forces, analyzing the ideological arguments of the RAC and its opponents in Parliament and in public debate. Ultimately, Pettigrew powerfully reasons that freedom became the rallying cry for those who wished to participate in the slave trade and therefore bolstered the expansion of the largest intercontinental forced migration in history. Unlike previous histories of the RAC, Pettigrew's study pursues the Company's story beyond the trade's complete deregulation in 1712 to its demise in 1752. Opening the trade led to its escalation, which provided a reliable supply of enslaved Africans to the mainland American colonies, thus playing a critical part in entrenching African slavery as the colonies' preferred solution to the American problem of labor supply"--
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1978-
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Pettigrew, William A.
Dewey number
306.36209
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture
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  • Royal African Company
  • Slave trade
  • Slave trade
  • Slave trade
  • Slave trade
  • Slavery
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Freedom's debt : the Royal African Company and the politics of the Atlantic slave trade, 1672-1752, William A. Pettigrew
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Publication
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"This book was the winner of the Jamestown Prize for 2009"
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: "This African Monster" -- Part One. Deregulation, 1672-1712 -- The Politics of Slave-Trade Escalation, 1672-1712 -- The Interests : "A Well-Governed Army of Veteran Troops" versus "an Undefinable Heteroclite Body" of "Pirates" and "Buccaneers" -- The Ideas : Challenging "The Tales of...Mandevil" -- The Strategies : "As Witches Do the Devil" -- Part Two. Re-regulation, 1712-1752 -- The Outcomes : Tropical Burlesques -- The Legacies : Free to Enslave -- Epilogue: Confused Commemorations -- Appendix 1: Data Supplements for Annual Slave-Trading Voyages, 1672-1752 -- Appendix 2: A Directory of Independent Slave Traders, 1672-1712 -- Appendix 3: A Directory of Lobbying Independent Traders, 1678-1713 -- Appendix 4: A Directory of Royal African Company Directors, 1672-1750 -- Appendix 5: Africa Trade Petitions to Parliament on the Royal African Company's Monopoly, 1690-1752
Control code
FIEb17506773
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9781469611815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)838415692
Label
Freedom's debt : the Royal African Company and the politics of the Atlantic slave trade, 1672-1752, William A. Pettigrew
Publication
Note
"This book was the winner of the Jamestown Prize for 2009"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: "This African Monster" -- Part One. Deregulation, 1672-1712 -- The Politics of Slave-Trade Escalation, 1672-1712 -- The Interests : "A Well-Governed Army of Veteran Troops" versus "an Undefinable Heteroclite Body" of "Pirates" and "Buccaneers" -- The Ideas : Challenging "The Tales of...Mandevil" -- The Strategies : "As Witches Do the Devil" -- Part Two. Re-regulation, 1712-1752 -- The Outcomes : Tropical Burlesques -- The Legacies : Free to Enslave -- Epilogue: Confused Commemorations -- Appendix 1: Data Supplements for Annual Slave-Trading Voyages, 1672-1752 -- Appendix 2: A Directory of Independent Slave Traders, 1672-1712 -- Appendix 3: A Directory of Lobbying Independent Traders, 1678-1713 -- Appendix 4: A Directory of Royal African Company Directors, 1672-1750 -- Appendix 5: Africa Trade Petitions to Parliament on the Royal African Company's Monopoly, 1690-1752
Control code
FIEb17506773
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9781469611815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)838415692

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