Africa Squadron : the U.S. Navy and the slave trade, 1842-1861 (eBook, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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Africa Squadron : the U.S. Navy and the slave trade, 1842-1861

Author: Donald L Canney
Publisher: Washington, District of Columbia : Potomac Books, Inc., [2006] ©2006
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Donald L. Canney's study is the first book-length history of the U.S. Navy's Africa Squadron. Established in 1842 to enforce the ban on importing slaves to the United States, in twenty years' time the squadron proved ineffective. To officers and enlisted men alike, duty in the squadron was unpopular. The equatorial climate, departmental neglect, and judicial indifference, which allowed slavers back at sea, all  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Material Type: Biography, Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald L Canney
ISBN: 1597974641 9781597974646
OCLC Number: 1162454797
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (292 pages)
Contents: Slave trade outlawed, 1808-1821 --
Sporadic suppression : U.S. Navy anti-slave trade activities, 1822-1841 --
The scene is set : Webster-Ashburton and the U.S. Navy, 1840-1842 --
Capt. Matthew C. Perry and the first Africa Squadron, 1843-1845 --
Commodore Skinner, the fever, and the notorious pons, 1845-1846 --
Flag Officer Read : the federal courts take a hand, 1846-1847 --
Bolton and Cooper and the nadir of the squadron, 1847-1849 --
The Brazil Squadron and the slave trade, 1845-1849 --
Commodore Gregory and Lieutenant Foote revive the squadron --
Captain Lavallette : a lull in the trade, 1851-1853 --
Commodore Mayo and the Constitution's last capture, 1853-1855 --
Flag Officer Crabbe : cruising to no reward, 1855-1857 --
Commodore Conover and Commander McBlair, 1857-1859 --
Flag Officer Inman and the great sea change, 1859-1861.
Responsibility: Donald L. Canney.

Abstract:

Donald L. Canney's study is the first book-length history of the U.S. Navy's Africa Squadron. Established in 1842 to enforce the ban on importing slaves to the United States, in twenty years' time the squadron proved ineffective. To officers and enlisted men alike, duty in the squadron was unpopular. The equatorial climate, departmental neglect, and judicial indifference, which allowed slavers back at sea, all contributed to the sailors' frustration. Later, the most damaging allegation was that the squadron had failed at its mission. Canney investigates how this unit earned a poor reputation a.

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