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Slave captain : the career of James Irving in the Liverpool slave trade

Author: Suzanne Schwarz
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Rev. 2nd edView all editions and formats
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As few accounts written by slave ship captains are known to have survived, the personal papers of James Irving are of tremendous interest and academic significance.

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Slave captain.
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)609306790
Online version:
Slave captain.
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)609953718
Named Person: James Irving; James Irving
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Schwarz
ISBN: 9781846310676 1846310679
OCLC Number: 154689953
Notes: 1st ed. published in 1995 by Bridge Books.
Description: xiv, 212 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The Documents and Editorial Conventions --
pt. 1. James Irving's Career --
1. Introduction --
2. Early Career in the Liverpool Slave Trade --
3. Irving's Voyages in the Transatlantic Slave Trade --
4. Shipwreck and Enslavement --
5. Freedom and Return to England --
6. Conclusion --
pt. 2. James Irving's Correspondence, 1786-1791 --
pt. 3. Journal of James Irving's Shipwreck and Enslavement, May 1789-October 1798 --
A 'Short Account' by James Irving II, June-October 1789.
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by Suzanne Schwarz.

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Schwarz's scholarship is without flaw... this is not only a fascinating read, but it should prove very useful in teaching students about slavery and its contradictions. * York University Canada. * Read more...

 
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