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From Africa to JamaicaThe Making of an Atlantic Slave Society, 17751807$
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Audra A. Diptee

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034829

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034829.001.0001

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“Provided they arrive in health”

“Provided they arrive in health”

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(p.25) 2 “Provided they arrive in health”
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From Africa to Jamaica
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Audra A. Diptee

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034829.003.0003

In this chapter, it is suggested that, at least for the period under study, Jamaican purchasers did not make the buying of adult males their top priority when purchasing captives. Nor was their greatest demand necessarily for women and/or children. Ultimately, it was the health and condition of captives that had the largest influence on trading prices and patterns. British ship captains understood that Jamaican planters had the greatest demand for healthy African captives, and for this reason the age and sex of the enslaved they purchased was a secondary concern. There were various factors had the potential to undermine the profitability of a slaving voyage. Furthermore, few if any pragmatic-minded British traders would deliberately delay their ships on the African coast for the express purpose of purchasing the “assortment” of captives requested by buyers on the other side of the Atlantic.

Keywords:   Jamaican purchasers, British ship captains, African captives, British traders, Atlantic

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