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The Resource Captives and voyagers : black migrants across the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world, Alexander X. Byrd

Captives and voyagers : black migrants across the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world, Alexander X. Byrd

Label
Captives and voyagers : black migrants across the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world
Title
Captives and voyagers
Title remainder
black migrants across the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world
Statement of responsibility
Alexander X. Byrd
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Captives and Voyagers breaks away from the conventional image of transatlantic migration and illustrates how black men and women, enslaved and free, came to populate the edges of an Anglo-Atlantic world. Whether as settlers in Sierra Leone or as slaves in Jamaica, these migrants brought a deep and affecting experience of being in motion to their new homelands. As they became firmly ensconced in the particulars of their new local circumstances, they both shaped and were themselves molded by the demands of the British Atlantic world." "Byrd focuses on the two largest and most significant streams of black dislocation: the forced immigration of Africans from the Biafran interior of present-day southeastern Nigeria to Jamaica as part of the British slave trade and the emigration of free blacks from Great Britain and British North America to Sierra Leone in West Africa. Paying particular attention to the social and cultural effects of transatlantic migration on the groups themselves and focusing as well on their place in the British Empire, Byrd illuminates the meaning and experience of slavery and liberty for people whose journeys were similarly beset by extreme violence and catastrophe."--Jacket
Member of
Awards note
American Historical Association Wesley-Logan Prize in African diaspora history, 2009.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Byrd, Alexander X.
Dewey number
306.3/62094109033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1161
LC item number
.B97 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Antislavery, abolition, and the Atlantic world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Blacks
  • Slave trade
  • Sierra Leone
  • Blacks
  • Slave trade
  • Slavery
  • Great Britain
  • Nigeria
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sklavenhandel
  • Sklavenhandel
  • Sklavenhandel
  • Einwanderung
  • Kolonie
  • Sklavenhandel
  • Migration
  • Schwarze
  • Sierra Leone
  • Schwarze
  • Westafrika
  • Grossbritannien
  • Kolonie
  • Sklavenhandel
  • Migration
  • Großbritannien
  • Afrikaner
  • Schwarze
  • Westafrika
  • Afrikaner
  • Kolonie
  • Migration
  • Schwarze
  • Sklavenhandel
  • Großbritannien
  • Westafrika
Label
Captives and voyagers : black migrants across the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world, Alexander X. Byrd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The slave trade from the Biafran interior : violence, serial displacement, and the rudiments of Igbo society -- The slave ship and the beginnings of Igbo society in the African diaspora -- White power and the context of slave seasoning in eighteenth-century Jamaica -- Routines of disaster and revolution -- Social movement and imagining freedom in the British capital -- Migration and the impossible demands of leaving London -- From slaves to free subjects in British North America -- Black society and the limits of British freedom -- The effects of exodus : Afro-maritime society in motion -- Arriving in Sierra Leone : catastrophe and its aftermaths -- Conclusion: Migration and black society in the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world
Control code
221151634
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 346 pages
Isbn
9780807133590
Lccn
2008018831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)221151634
Label
Captives and voyagers : black migrants across the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world, Alexander X. Byrd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The slave trade from the Biafran interior : violence, serial displacement, and the rudiments of Igbo society -- The slave ship and the beginnings of Igbo society in the African diaspora -- White power and the context of slave seasoning in eighteenth-century Jamaica -- Routines of disaster and revolution -- Social movement and imagining freedom in the British capital -- Migration and the impossible demands of leaving London -- From slaves to free subjects in British North America -- Black society and the limits of British freedom -- The effects of exodus : Afro-maritime society in motion -- Arriving in Sierra Leone : catastrophe and its aftermaths -- Conclusion: Migration and black society in the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world
Control code
221151634
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 346 pages
Isbn
9780807133590
Lccn
2008018831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)221151634

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