The Resource Freedom's debt : the Royal African Company and the politics of the Atlantic slave trade, 1672-1752, William A. Pettigrew

Freedom's debt : the Royal African Company and the politics of the Atlantic slave trade, 1672-1752, William A. Pettigrew

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Freedom's debt : the Royal African Company and the politics of the Atlantic slave trade, 1672-1752
Title
Freedom's debt
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the Royal African Company and the politics of the Atlantic slave trade, 1672-1752
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William A. Pettigrew
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Royal African Company and the politics of the Atlantic slave trade, 1672-1752
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the years following the Glorious Revolution, independent slave traders challenged the charter of the Royal African Company by asserting their natural rights as Britons to trade freely in enslaved Africans. In this comprehensive history of the rise and fall of the RAC, William A. Pettigrew grounds the transatlantic slave trade in politics, not economic forces, analyzing the ideological arguments of the RAC and its opponents in Parliament and in public debate. Ultimately, Pettigrew powerfully reasons that freedom became the rallying cry for those who wished to participate in the slave trade and therefore bolstered the expansion of the largest intercontinental forced migration in history. Unlike previous histories of the RAC, Pettigrew's study pursues the Company's story beyond the trade's complete deregulation in 1712 to its demise in 1752. Opening the trade led to its escalation, which provided a reliable supply of enslaved Africans to the mainland American colonies, thus playing a critical part in entrenching African slavery as the colonies' preferred solution to the American problem of labor supply"--
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1978-
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Pettigrew, William A.
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  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1162
LC item number
.P48 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture
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  • HeinOnline UNC Press law publications
  • HeinOnline slavery in America and the world: history, culture & law
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  • Royal African Company
  • Slave trade
  • Slave trade
  • Slave trade
  • Slave trade
  • Slavery
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specialized
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Freedom's debt : the Royal African Company and the politics of the Atlantic slave trade, 1672-1752, William A. Pettigrew
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  • "Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia."
  • ©2017 Cassidy Cataloguing Services, Inc
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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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black and white
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource (262 pages)
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one file format
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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illustrations, portraits.
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Freedom's debt : the Royal African Company and the politics of the Atlantic slave trade, 1672-1752, William A. Pettigrew
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • "Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia."
  • ©2017 Cassidy Cataloguing Services, Inc
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (262 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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