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Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic World
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Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic World: Slave Trader, Plantation Owner, Emancipator

Daniel L. Schafer


Zephaniah Kingsley Jr., 1765–1843, was born in England, reared in Charleston, South Carolina during the American Revolution, and moved to British New Brunswick when his merchant father was banished with other Loyalists. He became a ship captain engaged in Atlantic commerce, buying sugar and coffee in the Caribbean and slaves in Africa, and exchanging British nationality for loyalty to the United States, Denmark, and Spain to enhance his trade. Abolition of the Atlantic slave trade prompted Kingsley to become a plantation and slave owner in Spanish East Florida, and an advocate of liberal manum ... More

Keywords: Atlantic World Commerce, Atlantic Slave Trade, Transit Trade at Charlotte Amalie, Patriarchal System of Slavery, Spanish Three-Caste Race Policies, Patriot Rebellion in Florida, Self Purchase of Freedom, Age of Revolution, Abolition, Colonization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813044620
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813044620.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel L. Schafer, author