The Atlantic Slave Trade: Eighteenth Century

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-08-30
  • Publisher: Ashgate Pub Co

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The eighteenth century saw the high point of the Atlantic slave trade. This volume contains essays which examine the commercial and financial structure of the British slave trade, the contribution of other European countries to the trade and the effects of the trade on West and West Central Africa.

Table of Contents

Slave exports from west and west-central Africa, 1700-1810: new estimates of volume and distribution
Price of slaves in west and west-central Africa: toward an annual series, 1698-1807
King Agaja of Dahomey, the slave trade, and the question of west African plantations: the mission of Bulfinch Lambe and Adomo Tomo to England, 1726-32
Whitehaven and the 18th-century British slave trade
The commercial and financial organisation of the British slave trade, 1750-1807
Market structure and the profits of the British African trade in the late 18th century
Profitability of the British trade in slaves once again
Productivity in the transatlantic slave trade
Evidence on English-African terms of trade in the 18th century
Characteristics of British slaving vessels, 1698-1775
The world an absentee planter and his slaves made
Sir William Stapleton and his Nevis sugar estate, 1722-40
Prodigious riches: the wealth of Jamaica before the American Revolution
The condition of the slaves and economic development of the British Windward Islands, 1765-75
Measuring the French slave trade, 1713-92/3
The French sugar business in the 18th century: a quantitative study
Profitability of slave and long-distance trading in context: the case of 18th-century France
A reassessment of the Dutch Atlantic slave trade
The history of the Danish negro slave trade, 1733-1807
World's apart: Africans' encounters and Africa's encounters with the Atlantic in Angola, before 1800
The cacao economy of the 18th-century province of Caracas and the Spanish cacao market
Social protest and labour bargaining: the changing nature of slaves' responses to plantation life in 18th century Barbados
Le Cat and the physiology of negroes
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