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Freedom in white and black : a lost story of the illegal slave trade and its global legacy

Author: Emma Christopher
Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the early nineteenth century, both Britain and the United States had passed laws prohibiting further transatlantic slaving. Yet the trade covertly carried on. In the summer of 1813, near what is now Liberia, a compound of pens full to bursting with sick and anguished captives was guarded by other African slaves. As a British patrol swooped down on the illicit barracoon, the slavers burned the premises to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Christopher
ISBN: 9780299316204 0299316203
OCLC Number: 1005057443
Description: xi, 310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. Journeys to the slave factory. 1. Son of a Liverpool slave dealer --
2. A Kissi child caught in the slave trade --
3. The Banana Islands to Gallinas --
4. Making deals with Siaka, selling to the DeWolfs --
5. A cargo of slaves for Havana --
Part 2. Burned to the ground. 6. A new slave factory at the St. Paul River --
7. In the barracoon --
8. The slave ship Fénix and setting the factory alight --
9. Leaving, never to return --
Part 3. Different types of liberty. 10. Arriving in Freetown --
11. The court case --
12. Becoming soldiers, cabin boys, and wives --
13. Leaving Africa --
14. A village of their own --
15. A murder, and an appeal to the prince regent --
16. Experiments in civilization and liberty --
17. Prisoners in New South Wales --
18. Christianity at Hogbrook --
19. The end of their punishment --
20. A model village --
21. The appeal --
22. Helping to found Liberia --
23. Van Diemen's land --
24. Liberty in white and black.
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In the early nineteenth century, both Britain and the United States had passed laws prohibiting further transatlantic slaving. Yet the trade covertly carried on. In the summer of 1813, near what is now Liberia, a compound of pens full to bursting with sick and anguished captives was guarded by other African slaves. As a British patrol swooped down on the illicit barracoon, the slavers burned the premises to the ground, hoping to destroy evidence. This story can be told because of an exceptional trove of court documents that provides unparalleled insight into one small link in the great, horrific chain of slavery. Emma Christopher follows a trail of evidence across four continents to examine the lives of this barracoon's owners, their workers, and their tragic human merchandise. She reveals how an American, Charles Mason, escaped justice; while Robert Bostock and John McQueen were taken prisoner and exiled to Australia. Later, when they appealed their arrest in court, British agents collected the testimony of five African men--Tamba, Tom Ball, Yarra, Noah, and Sessay--whose words bear witness on behalf of 233 nameless Africans liberated in the 1813 raid. These men, women, and children, who were relocated to Freetown, Sierra Leone, endured lives of "freedom" much harsher than we would like to imagine. From the fragmented facts of these lives, Christopher also sheds fascinating light on the early development of the nations of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Australia and the role of former slaves in combating the illegal trade.

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