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A Slaving Voyage to Africa and Jamaica: The Log of the Sandown, 1793-1794 epub

by BRUCE L MOUSER


A Slaving Voyage to Africa and Jamaica: The Log of the Sandown, 1793-1794 epub

ISBN: 0253340772

ISBN13: 978-0253340771

Author: BRUCE L MOUSER

Category: History

Subcategory: Americas

Language: English

Publisher: Indiana University Press; Annotated edition (April 19, 2002)

Pages: 184 pages

ePUB book: 1523 kb

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Rating: 4.6

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In early April 1793, the experienced British slave ship captain Samuel Gamble took his ship, Sandown, owned by. .

He decided to keep a journal, or log, of his activities, from the loading of the ship in late January 1793 in Greenwich until the voyage ended at roughly the same place on 11 October 1794

Captain Samuel Gamble's log contains the record of a slaving venture to Africa and Jamaica that nearly failed. It is one of the best firsthand narratives of the slave trade to survive

Captain Samuel Gamble's log contains the record of a slaving venture to Africa and Jamaica that nearly failed. It is one of the best firsthand narratives of the slave trade to survive. Gamble was captain of the British merchant Sandown.

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George BrooksCaptain Samuel Gamble's log contains the record of a slaving venture to Africa and Jamaica that . It is one of the best firsthand narratives of the slave trade to survive

George BrooksCaptain Samuel Gamble's log contains the record of a slaving venture to Africa and Jamaica that nearly failed.

Indiana university press, 2002 . The voyage of the Sandown was mostly a disaster for its London owners, Jamaican partners, captain, crew, and cargo. Because the majority of the book is located on the continent, Africanists will benefit most from the journal. Gamble describes in revealing detail the slave trade of the late eighteenth century on the Rio Nunez, a river north of Freetown, Sierra Leone, in the Upper Guinea region of Africa's windward coast.

Of the hundreds of logbooks and journals I have examined, this is the most valuable for the slave trade in western Africa.... [Mouser’s] exhaustive background research and editing are exemplary." ―George Brooks

Captain Samuel Gamble’s log contains the record of a slaving venture to Africa and Jamaica that nearly failed. It is one of the best firsthand narratives of the slave trade to survive. Bruce Mouser’s faithfully transcribed and carefully annotated edition of Gamble’s log provides a haunting perspective on slave trading at the end of the 18th century. Gamble was captain of the British merchant Sandown. During 1793–1794, the ship embarked on a commercial venture from England to Upper Guinea in West Africa to buy slaves and transport them for sale in Kingston, Jamaica. Gamble describes shipping at the beginning of the Anglo-French war in 1793, naval and nautical procedures for the English-African-West Indian trade, and the slave-trading patterns and institutions on the African coast and at Kingston, Jamaica. He recounts as well a yellow fever epidemic that swept the Atlantic and crippled commerce on both sides of the ocean. Mouser’s extensive annotations place Gamble’s account in historical context and explain for the reader Gamble’s observations on commerce, disease, and African peoples along the Upper Guinea coast.