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London, metropolis of the slave trade

Responsibility James A. Rawley
Series Shades of blue and gray series
Material Type Book
Publisher Columbia : University of Missouri Press
Year c2003
Language English
Size xvii, 192 p. ; 24 cm
Abstract In London, Metropolis of the Slave Trade, James A. Rawley collects some of his best works from the past three decades. Also included in this volume are three new pieces: an essay on a South Carolina s...ave trader, Henry Laurens; an analysis of the slave trade at the beginning of the eighteenth century; and a portrait of John Newton, a slave trader who became a priest in the Church of England and composer of the hymn "Amazing Grace," as well as an outspoken opponent of the trade. In these essays Rawley brings together new information on individuals involved in and opposed to the slave trade and shows how scholars have long underestimated the extent of London's participation in the trade. Rawley draws on material from 1700 to the American Civil War as he explores the role of London in the trade. He covers its activity as a port of departure for ships bound for Africa; its continuing large volume after the trade extended to Bristol and Liverpool; and the controversy between London's parliamentary representatives, who defended the trade, and the abolitionist movement that was quartered there. Sweeping in scope and thorough in its analysis, this collection of essays from a seasoned scholar will be welcomed by historians concerned with slavery and the slave trade, as well as by students just beginning their exploration of this subject. Book more
Table of Contents The transatlantic slave trade: a survey
The port of London and the eighteenth-century slave trade: historians, sources, and a reappraisal
Humphry Morice: foremost London slave merchant of his time
Richard Harris, slave trader spokesman
Henry Laurens and the Atlantic slave trade
Further light on Archibald Dalzel
John Newton: amazing grace
London's defense of the slave trade, 1787-1807
Captain Nathaniel Gordon, the only American executed for violating the slave trade laws
A summing up.


Central Library 2A 054212003002690 233.33/R 18 2003

Bibliographic details

Notes Includes bibliographical references and index
Authors *Rawley, James A.
Subjects LCSH:Slave trade -- England -- London -- History  All Subject Search
LCSH:Slave traders -- England -- London -- History  All Subject Search
LCSH:London (England) -- History -- 1800-1950  All Subject Search
Classification LCC:HT1164.L66
ID 1000019138
ISBN 0826214835
NCID BA63853307
Vol ISBN:0826214835
Created Date 2004.02.05
Modified Date 2004.02.05

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