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The Resource Freedom in white and black : a lost story of the illegal slave trade and its global legacy, Emma Christopher

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

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Freedom in white and black : a lost story of the illegal slave trade and its global legacy
Title
Freedom in white and black
Title remainder
a lost story of the illegal slave trade and its global legacy
Statement of responsibility
Emma Christopher
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 combatting the illegal trade
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
WU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Christopher, Emma
Dewey number
306.3/620922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1321
LC item number
.C47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slave trade
  • Slave traders
  • Slaves
  • Slave trade
  • Slave traders
  • Slaves
  • Africa
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Freedom in white and black : a lost story of the illegal slave trade and its global legacy, Emma Christopher
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-301) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1005057443
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 310 pages
Isbn
9780299316204
Lccn
2017044805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028300505
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005057443
Label
Freedom in white and black : a lost story of the illegal slave trade and its global legacy, Emma Christopher
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-301) 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
Control code
1005057443
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 310 pages
Isbn
9780299316204
Lccn
2017044805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028300505
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005057443

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