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The Resource The last slave ships : New York and the end of the middle passage, John Harris

The last slave ships : New York and the end of the middle passage, John Harris

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The last slave ships : New York and the end of the middle passage
Title
The last slave ships
Title remainder
New York and the end of the middle passage
Statement of responsibility
John Harris
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A stunning behind-the-curtain look into the last years of the illegal transatlantic slave trade in the United States. Long after the transatlantic slave trade was officially outlawed in the early nineteenth century by every major slave trading nation, merchants based in the United States were still sending hundreds of illegal slave ships from American ports to the African coast. The key instigators were slave traders who moved to New York City after the shuttering of the massive illegal slave trade to Brazil in 1850. These traffickers were determined to make Lower Manhattan a key hub in the illegal slave trade to Cuba. In conjunction with allies in Africa and Cuba, they ensnared around two hundred thousand African men, women, and children during the 1850s and 1860s. John Harris explores how the U.S. government went from ignoring, and even abetting, this illegal trade to helping to shut it down completely in 1867
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harris, John
Dewey number
974.7/103
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F128.44
LC item number
.H37 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slave trade
  • Slave trade
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slave ships
Label
The last slave ships : New York and the end of the middle passage, John Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223132711251
  • 31223132711244
  • 31223132711236
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 300
Isbn
9780300247336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1146553644
Label
The last slave ships : New York and the end of the middle passage, John Harris
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223132711251
  • 31223132711244
  • 31223132711236
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 300
Isbn
9780300247336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1146553644

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