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The two princes of Calabar : an eighteenth-century Atlantic odyssey

Author: Randy J Sparks
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Harvard University Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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In 1767, two "princes" of a ruling family in Old Calabar, on the slave coast of Africa, were captured by English slavers. The princes were themselves slavers, betrayed by African competitors-and so  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Little Ephraim Robin John; Ancona Robin Robin John; Ancona Robin Robin John; Little Ephraim Robin John
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randy J Sparks
ISBN: 9780674032057 0674032055
OCLC Number: 221175566
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: 189 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Contents: "A very bloody transaction" : Old Calabar and the massacre of 1767 --
"Nothing but sivellety and fare trade" : Old Calabar and the impact of the slave trade on an African society --
"This deplorable condition" : The Robin Johns' enslavement in British America --
"We were free people" : Bristol, the English courts, and the question of slavery --
"A very blessed time" : the Robin Johns and English Methodism --
"We go home to Old Calabar" : the Robin Johns' legacy in Old Calabar and England.
Responsibility: Randy J. Sparks.

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"Seamlessly weaving great chunks of eighteenth-century documentation into the narrative, Sparks makes the brothers' saga an absorbing true-life adventure." - Ray Olson, Booklist "In his brief, Read more...

 
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