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The slave-trader's letter-book : Charles Lamar, the Wanderer, and other tales of the African slave trade

Author: Jim Jordan, (Historian)
Publisher: Athens, Georgia : The University of Georgia Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Uncivil wars.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1858 Savannah businessman Charles Lamar, in violation of U.S. law, organized the shipment of hundreds of Africans on the luxury yacht Wanderer to Jekyll Island, Georgia. The four hundred survivors of the Middle Passage were sold into bondage. This was the first successful documented slave landing in the United States in about four decades and shocked a nation already on the path to civil war. In 1886 the North  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jordan, Jim (Historian).
Slave-trader's letter-book.
Athens, Georgia : The University of Georgia Press, [2018]
(OCoLC)981118367
Named Person: Charles Lamar
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Jordan, (Historian)
ISBN: 9780820351957 0820351954
OCLC Number: 1112670968
Notes: "A Sarah Mills Hodge Fund publication"--Back cover.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 327 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps, portraits.
Contents: Introduction: The journey of the slave-trader's letter-book --
The last laugh : December 2, 1858 --
"You are a noble boy" : June 1838 --
"Young as you are, you are failing already in mind" : 1838-1854 --
"I have no fears of the consequences" : 1851-1856 --
"I never was so hard up in my life" : 1855-1857 --
"An expedition to the moon would have been equally sensible" : October 1857-July 1858 --
"Let your cruisers catch me if they can" : April-July 1858 --
"As near perfection as anything of the kind" : March-September 1858 --
"The degraded children of Africa" : July-November 1858 --
"I tell you hell is to pay" : November-December 1858 --
"She could not possibly accommodate more than half that number" : December 1858-January 1859 --
"I am afraid they will convict me" : January-October 1859 --
"I shall simply put an indignity upon him" : April-May 1859 --
"Tell the people of Savannah they can kiss my arse" : June-October 1859 --
"Such men as C.A.L. Lamar run riot without hindrance" : November-December 1859 --
"The Wanderer bothers me to death" : December 1859-May 1860 --
"The most strangely constituted piece of human nature" : May-December 1860 --
"I want dissolution" : April 1860-December 1861 --
"He was a prime mover in secession" : 1862-1864 --
A sad legacy : 1864-1865 --
Letters of the slave-trader's letter-book, part A : letters concerning filibustering and slave trading --
Letters of the slave-trader's letter-book, part B : letters concerning miscellaneous subjects.
Series Title: Uncivil wars.
Other Titles: Charles Lamar, the Wanderer, and other tales of the African slave trade
Responsibility: Jim Jordan.

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In 1858 Savannah businessman Charles Lamar, in violation of US law, organized the shipment of hundreds of Africans on the luxury yacht Wanderer to Jekyll Island, Georgia. In 1886 the North American  Read more...

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