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The American Slave-Trade: An Account of Its Origin, Growth, and Suppression

John R. Spears

Editorial: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1990
Condición: Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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The American Slave-Trade: An Account of Its Origin, Growth, and Suppression by John R. Spears, Illustrated by Walter Appleton Clark, was published by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1900. This approximately 5 3/4" X 8 1/4", 232-page, 114-year-old, believed-to-be First Edition offering is an ex-library copy in G condition. Library markings are clearly in evidence, such as the attachment of the Southeastern Massachusetts University's logo to the front paste down page. There is some yellowing of end papers front and back as well as pages of text. Fairly noticeable shelf wear is seen at top and bottom edges of volume's spine, but much less so at the four outer tips of its ORIGINAL COVER BOARDS. From Preface, "This history of the American slave-trade grew out of a study of the history of the American navy. The navy was in a way connected with the slave-trade, but the subject was so large that only the briefest mention of what the navy did on the slave coast could be made in 'The History of Our Navy'[in five volumes, written by John R. Spears, as well]. The discovery that our naval ships, in forces ranging from a single schooner to a frigate squadron, had cruised on the coast of Africa at intervals during a period of nearly forty years for the proclaimed purpose of suppressing the slave-trade without accomplishing so much as a restriction of it, determined me to give the subject a separate consideration. What I have gathered I have set down here as well as I could." Any serious student of American history should--must necessarily--find this examination of America's slave-trade, written so relatively soon after the Civil War, required reading for any number of reasons. Presented in some 20 chapters, just some of their titles include "The Trade in the Earliest Days", "When Voyages Went Awry", "On the Slave-Coast", "The Slavers' Profit", "Slaver Legislation in the American Colonies", "The Slavers Outlawed", "International Cooperation for Suppressing the Trade", "Free-Negro Colonies and the Slave-Trade", "Story of the Amistad", and "When the End Came". Also included are [highly detailed] Contents Pages, [List of] Illustrations (a dozen beautifully rendered, period Drawings in an understated, somber combination of black, white, and grey), Appendix A("Names and number of vessels arrested and bonded from May 1, 1852, to May 1, 1862, in the Southern District of New York, charged with being engaged in the slave-trade."), and, finally, Appendix B("Names of all persons arrested who have been bailed from May 1, 1852, to May 1, 1862, in the Southern District of New York, charged with being engaged in the slave trade."). A fascinating book, at least to me. Thank you very much!!. N° de ref. de la librería 007430

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Título: The American Slave-Trade: An Account of Its ...

Editorial: Charles Scribner's Sons

Año de publicación: 1990

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Ilustrador: Walter Appleton Clark

Condición del libro:Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

Edición: 1st Edition

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