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From Africa to Jamaica: The Making of an Atlantic Slave Society, 17751807

Audra A. Diptee

Abstract

Rich with historical sketches of the life and experiences of slaves in Africa, on slave ships, and in Jamaica, this book illustrates the way enslaved Africans lived and helped to shape Jamaican society in the three decades before British abolition of the slave trade. The book's in-depth investigations reveal unexpected insights into the demographics of those captured in Africa and legally transported on British slave ships. For example, there is a commonly held belief that slave traders had a preference for adult males. In fact, the practicalities of slave raiding meant that women, children, a ... More

Keywords: slaves, Africa, slave ships, Jamaica, Jamaican society, British abolition, slave trade, demographics, raids, Caribbean, Atlantic, trade system, adult males, women, children, elderly

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780813034829
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034829.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Audra A. Diptee, author
Carleton University