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The Danish slave trade and its abolition /
by Erik Gøbel.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]
description
xiii, 305 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9004330275 (hardback : acid-free paper), 9789004330276 (hardback : acid-free paper), 9789004330566 (e-book)
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imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]
isbn
9004330275 (hardback : acid-free paper)
9789004330276 (hardback : acid-free paper)
9789004330566 (e-book)
contents note
Part 1. The Danish slave trade -- Volume and composition of the slave trade and the trade cargoes -- Transatlantic slave trade shipping -- Slave trade in the Danish West Indies and in Asia -- Part 2. Abolition of the Atlantic slave trade -- Prelude in Denmark prior to 1792 -- Ernst Schimmelmann -- The Slave Trade Commission and its report, 1791 -- The Abolition Edict, 1792 -- Transitional period, 1792-1802 -- Developments after 1803 -- Conclusion -- Part 3. Sources -- The Slave Trade Commission's report, 1791 -- Appendix A to the report: Specification of ships departed from the Gold Coast -- Appendix B to the report: Slaves bought at Danish settlements on the Gold Coast, 1777-89 -- Appendix C to the report: Danish slave trade cargo, about 1790 -- Appendix D to the report: Number of Negroes on Saint Croix, 1780-90 -- Appendix E to the report: Negroes on Saint Croix plantations indebted to the King, listed by gender -- Appendix F to the report: Negroes on Saint Thomas and Saint John plantations indebted to the King, listed by gender -- Appendix G to the report: Negroes on plantations on Saint Croix belonging to Count von Schimmelmann's family trust -- Appendix H to the report: Negroes on plantations on Saint Croix belonging to Count von Schimmelmann's family trust, listed by gender -- The Abolition Edict, 1792.
abstract
"In The Danish Slave Trade and Its Abolition, Erik Gøbel offers an account of the well-documented Danish transatlantic slave trade. Denmark was the seventh-largest slave-trading nation with forts and factories on the Gold Coast and a colony in the Virgin Islands. The comprehensive Danish archival material provides the basis for Gøbel's descriptions of the volume and composition of the slave trade and trade cargoes, as well as the shipping and conditions on board along the Middle Passage. Attention is also paid to the 1791 Danish Slave Trade Commission report and the final decision to abolish the slave trade altogether"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
10635143
 
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