because, as has been said, she was the first slaver fitted out in America. She had visited the coast occasionally as a trader between England and the colonies since 1613, but had not been in the slave-trade until 1619.
Author: John R. Spears
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
First published in the year 1900, American journalist, naval historian and author John R. Spears’ book tells the story of American slave trading, from its early beginnings in 1619 to its end with the hanging of the last slaver in 1862. In this carefully researched history, Spears vividly recounts tales of the ship-owners who crammed 500 or more human beings into holds so filthy that half of them died before the voyage ended, and the captains who chained their human cargo to the anchor and threw them into the sea to avoid being taken with evidence. There are chapters on the first slaver pirate to be executed in the United States; the forming of the law that followed Amistad’s voyage; and the notion that a man may take another life if his liberty is at stake. The American Slave-Trade chronicles facts showing the gain involved and the dreams of a slave state; the sham efforts—as well as the authentic ones—to stop slavery; and exposes the fanatical bigots—who they were and how they stood to profit. Finally, the book also details the facts relating to overcrowded ships and brutal masters in the odious traffic in African slaves.
MacKay, Life and Liberty in America (London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1859), I, p. 322. These are virtually the same charges outlined by Olmsted in A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States, II, p. 70. See also Sir Charles Lyell, Second Visit ...
Author: Saul Friedman
The Nation of Islam's Secret Relationship between Blacks and Jews has been called one of the most serious anti-Semitic manuscripts published in years. This work of so-called scholars received great celebrity from individuals like Louis Farrakhan, Leonard Jeffries, and Khalid Abdul Muhammed who used the document to claim that Jews dominated both transatlantic and antebellum South slave trades. As Saul Friedman definitively documents in Jews and the American Slave Trade, historical evidence suggests that Jews played a minimal role in the transatlantic, South American, Caribbean, and antebellum slave trades.Jews and the American Slave Trade dissects the questionable historical technique employed in Secret Relationship, offers a detailed response to Farrakhan's charges, and analyzes the impetus behind these charges. He begins with in-depth discussion of the attitudes of ancient peoples, Africans, Arabs, and Jews toward slavery and explores the Jewish role hi colonial European economic life from the Age of Discovery tp Napoleon. His state-by-state analyses describe in detail the institution of slavery in North America from colonial New England to Louisiana. Friedman elucidates the role of American Jews toward the great nineteenth-century moral debate, the positions they took, and explains what shattered the alliance between these two vulnerable minority groups in America.Rooted in incontrovertible historical evidence, provocative without being incendiary, Jews and the American Slave Trade demonstrates that the anti-slavery tradition rooted in the Old Testament translated into powerful prohibitions with respect to any involvement in the slave trade. This brilliant exploration will be of interest to scholars of modern Jewish history, African-American studies, American Jewish history, U.S. history, and minority studies.
What follows is a historical background of the slave narrative that details its importance to the transatlantic ... “Literary Nigritudes” The American slave narrative played a critical role in publicizing the antislavery cause during ...
Author: Julia Sun-Joo Lee
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Conceived as a literary form to aggressively publicize the abolitionist cause in the United States, the African American slave narrative remains a powerful and illuminating demonstration of America's dark history. Yet the genre's impact extended far beyond the borders of the U.S. In a period when few books sold more than five hundred copies, slave narratives sold in the tens of thousands, providing British readers vivid accounts of the violence and privation experienced by American slaves. Eloquent, bracing narratives by Frederick Douglass, William Box Brown, Solomon Northrop, and others enjoyed unprecedented popularity, captivating audiences that included activists, journalists, and some of the era's greatest novelists. The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel investigates the shaping influence of the American slave narrative on the Victorian novel in the years between the British Abolition Act and the American Emancipation Proclamation. The book argues that Charlotte Bront?, W. M. Thackeray, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charles Dickens, and Fanny and Robert Louis Stevenson integrated into their works generic elements of the slave narrative-from the emphasis on literacy as a tool of liberation, to the teleological journey from slavery to freedom, to the ethics of resistance over submission. It contends that Victorian novelists used these tropes in an attempt to access the slave narrative's paradigm of resistance, illuminate the transnational dimension of slavery, and articulate Britain's role in the global community. Through a deft use of disparate sources, Lee reveals how the slave narrative becomes part of the textual network of the English novel, making visible how black literary, as well as economic, production contributed to English culture. Lucidly written, richly researched, and cogently argued, Julia Sun-Joo Lee's insightful monograph makes an invaluable contribution to scholars of American literary history, African American literature, and the Victorian novel, in addition to highlighting the vibrant transatlantic exchange of ideas that illuminated literatures on both sides of the Atlantic during the nineteenth century.
Estevanico , also called Esteban , was a black slave from Morocco . He became one of the first explorers of the American southwest . He originally arrived in North America as a servant to explorers who landed in 1528 in what is now ...
Author: Sterling Lecater Bland
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Literary Criticism
Presents in their entirety 16 19th-century African American slave narratives, each accompanied by a preface, explanatory notes, and suggestions for further reading.
risdiction was made to resemble , in this aspect , the feudalism or serfdom of northern Europe , where the villein is attached to the soil , rather than the chattel slavery of the American slave States . In Pennsylvania , in New - York ...
Author: William GOODELL (Reformer.)Publish On: 1853
risdiction was made to resemble , in this aspect , the feudalism or serfdom of northern Europe , where the villein is attached to the soil , rather than the chattel slavery of the American slave States , In Pennsylvania , in New - York ...
Us had to git a pess for dis and a pass for dat , and dere jus ' warn't nothin ' us could do widout dem ... Yessum , white folks ana kiesers ' was all tine quar ' ellin ' and fightin ' . when slaves got in fron de fields dey et deir ...
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