Sparks consulted everything from the archival records of English trading companies to recent monographs on precolonial Ghanaian history, thus demonstrating the sheer scale and richness of the source materials pertaining to his theme. The first chapter traces the rise of Anomabo from a fishing village in the fifteenth century to a gold-exporting world port in the seventeenth and a slave-exporting port in the eighteenth and its relations with European trading companies, especially English companies.
An Irishman, Brew was employed by English trading companies, serving for a while as governor of the English fort in Anomabo. Kidnapping, panyarring seizure of persons for nonpayment of debts , and judicial punishment were other supply sources.
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To offset the lack of direct evidence Sparks turns to an examination of the trade activities of Rum Men—Rhode Island slave trade merchants who dealt primarily in this commodity. The sixth chapter draws attention to the fact that, apart from the thousands of slaves who were exported from Anomabo never to return, there was a smaller number of people who left Anomabo, traveled the Atlantic world, and returned home.
He uses the lives of Samuel Brew a grandson of Richard Brew, d. This is a fine and informed study, written in a lucid and engaging style. It should be read by anyone interested in the eighteenth-century trans-Atlantic slave trade. Seller Inventory n. Book Description Harvard Univ Press. Seller Inventory Book Description Harvard , Cambridge, Massachusetts, Seller Inventory mon Annamaboe - largest slave trading port on the Gold Coast - was home to African merchants whose partnerships with Europeans made the town an integral part of Atlantic webs of exchange.
The author recreates the outpost's feverish bustle and brutality, tracing the entrepreneurs, black and white, who thrived on a lucrative traffic in human beings. Num Pages: pages, Illustrations. Dimension: x x Weight in Grams: Seller Inventory V Book Description Harvard University Press.
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Synopsis About this title Annamaboe was the largest slave trading port on the eighteenth-century Gold Coast, and it was home to successful, wily African merchants whose unusual partnerships with their European counterparts made the town and its people an integral part of the Atlantic's webs of exchange. About the Author : Randy J.
Sparks is Professor of History at Tulane University. Review : If you want to know how the slave trade worked on Africa's west coast, there is no better starting point than Randy Sparks 's brilliant urban biography of the Gold Coast port of Annamaboe.
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