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The Dutch in the Atlantic slave trade, 1600-1815

Author: Johannes Postma
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge Univ. Press 2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Presenting a thorough analysis of the Dutch participation in the transatlantic slave trade, this book is based upon extensive research in Dutch archives. The book examines the whole range of Dutch  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Johannes Postma
ISBN: 9780521048248 0521048249
OCLC Number: 836936351
Notes: Originally published 1990; digitally printed version (with corrections)
Description: XIV, 428 Seiten Karten
Contents: List of tables, figures and maps; Preface; 1. Foundations of the slave traffic, 1600-61; 2. Curacao and the asiento trade, 1650-1730; 3. The Dutch on the West African coast; 4. Trade and politics on the African coast; 5. Volume of African exports and origins of slaves; 6. Organization and mechanics of the trade; 7. The triangular trade; 8. The Dutch plantation colonies under WIC monopoly, 1618-1738; 9. The era of the free trade, 1730-80; 10. The slaves: their treatment and mortality; 11. Finances, marketing and profitability; 12. The end of the Dutch slave trade, 1781-1815; Appendixes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Johannes Menne Postma


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