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Way of death : merchant capitalism and the Angolan slave trade, 1730-1830

Author: Joseph Calder Miller
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring the relationships between the economies of Africa, Europe, and the South Atlantic that supported the slave trade, this work focuses on the history of the trade within the context of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Miller, Joseph Calder.
Way of death.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1988
(OCoLC)654244349
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Calder Miller
ISBN: 0299115607 9780299115609 9780299115647 029911564X
OCLC Number: 17652033
Description: xxx, 770 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The people of Western Central Africa --
The value of material goods and people in African political economies: an interpretation --Foreign imports and their uses in the political economy of Western Central Africa --
The production of people: political consolidation and the release of dependents for export --
The demography of slaving --
Bridging the gap: the structure of the African commercial and transport sector --
A history of competition, comparative advantage, and credit: the African commercial and transport sector in the eighteenth century --
Casualties of merchant capital: the Luso-Africans in Angola --
The white man's grave: expatriate merchants in Luanda --
Floating tombs: the maritime trade of the Brazilians. Voyage of no return: the experience of enslavement: flight disease, and death --
Trading on the fringes: the rise of Brazilian interests in the Southern Atlantic slave trade to the 1770s --
Toward the center: Brazilian investment in the Southern Atlantic trade, ca. 1780-1810 --
Back to trading on the fringes: liberalism, abolition, and the British in Brazil in the nineteenth century --
The slave duty contracts in the Southern Atlantic, before 1760 --
"Freedom of trade" in the Pombal Era, 1755-1772 --
The dry well, 1772-1810 --
Lisbon's lost colony, 1810-1830 --
The economics of mortality. Appendix A. Comparative estimates of basic labor rations --Appendix B. Estimate of mortality among slaves awaiting sale in the new world --
Appendix C. Principal authors of documentation cited.
Responsibility: Joseph C. Miller.

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