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An Archaeology and History of a Caribbean Sugar Plantation on Antigua$
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Georgia L. Fox

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781683401285

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9781683401285.001.0001

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“Choicest of the Cargoe”

“Choicest of the Cargoe”

Antigua, the Codringtons, and the Slave Trade, ca. 1672–1808

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An Archaeology and History of a Caribbean Sugar Plantation on Antigua

James F. Dator

University Press of Florida

This chapter discusses the African slave trade to Antigua, one of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean. It examines the large-scale contours of the trade to Antigua over time. It also pays particular attention to the role of the Codrington family in the sale and distribution of enslaved Africans to Antigua and other parts of the Atlantic world. As this chapter illustrates, enslaved persons brought to the Leeward Islands by the Codringtons were enmeshed in a larger, interisland trade that linked Antigua to other plantation colonies in the region. Moreover, the Atlantic slave trade to Antigua was much larger than previously thought.

Keywords:   Antigua, Codrington, Leeward Islands, slave trade

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