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The English in West Africa, 1685-1688 [electronic resource] /
edited by Robin Law.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, c2001.
description
xvi, 468 p., [2] p. of plates : maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
019726252X
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Oxford ; New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, c2001.
isbn
019726252X
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Continues: The English in West Africa, 1681-1683.
catalogue key
10335341
 
Includes bibliographic references (p. [452]-454) and indexes.
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Review Quotes
"Once completed, [it] will place at the disposal of historians a set of materials that provides hitherto unimaginable opportunities to trace the micro-history of commercial relations at the Gold Coast and adjacent areas during the period when the English began to dominate the slave trade with this region."--Slavery and Abolition, on Part I
"Once completed, [it] will place at the disposal of historians a set of materials that provides hitherto unimaginable opportunities to trace the micro-history of commercial relations at the Gold Coast and adjacent areas during the period when the English began to dominate the slave trade with this region."-- Slavery and Abolition , on Part I
Review from previous edition 'Once completed, Law's edition of the Rawlinson manuscripts will place at the disposal of historians a set of materials that provides hitherto unimaginable opportunities to trace the micro-history of commercial relations at the Gold Coast and adjacent areas duringthe period when the English began to dominate the slave trade with this region.' Slavery and Abolition, on Part 1.
A highly valuable addition to the corpus of source materials for the history of precolonial West Africa and the transatlantic slave trade ... Robin Law should be congratulated for his ongoing efforts in placing this vital source for the history of precolonial West Africa and the slave trade in the public domain.
Robin Law has taken on the immense and painstaking job of editing the Royal African Company's (RAC) letter-books (1681-99) ... he brings experience and a sharp scholarly eye to the task ... The scholarly apparatus of the volume is excellent ... Professor Law is to be congratulated for having made this collection of letter-books available to scholars.
Robin Law is to be commended for editing the Rawlinson collection in an important, scholarly, three-volume set.
... topics are helpfully given a separate index, enabling the researcher to comb through the book relatively quickly. Robin Law has edited the correspondence deftly and unostentatiously ... this documentary edition will be well thumbed by historians. All university libraries with serious research collections should purchase a copy.
'important insights into the early political and economic history of Ghana, making this handsomely produced scholarly volume an important contribution to the history of West Africa.'TLS, 19/10/2001Review from previous edition 'Once completed, Law's edition of the Rawlinson manuscripts will place at the disposal of historians a set of materials that provides hitherto unimaginable opportunities to trace the micro-history of commercial relations at the Gold Coast and adjacent areas during the period when the English began to dominate the slave trade with this region.' Slavery and Abolition, on Part 1.
Important insights into the early political and economic history of Ghana, making this handsomely produced scholarly volume an important contribution to the history of West Africa.
'important insights into the early political and economic history of Ghana, making this handsomely produced scholarly volume an important contribution to the history of West Africa.'TLS, 19/10/2001
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Summaries
Long Description
The letter-books of the Royal African Company of England, which have never previously been printed, cover the period 1681-1699. The original texts are being published in full, with extensive explanatory commentary, in three or four volumes. This second volume contains the letters for 1685-1688.
Main Description
The letter-books of the Royal African Company of England, which have never previously been printed, cover the period 1681-1699. The original texts are being published in full, with extensive explanatory commentary, in three or four volumes. This second volume contains the letters for1685-1688.
Long Description
Never before seen in print, the letter-books of the Royal African Company of England cover the crucial historical period between 1681 and 1699. Here, the original texts are published in full, with extensive explanatory commentary. This second volume contains letters from 1685 to 1688.
Bowker Data Service Summary
The letter-books of the Royal African Company of England provide a substantial source of material on English trade in West Africa in the late 17th century. This book contains the letters for 1685-1688.

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