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A slaving voyage to Africa and Jamaica : the log of the Sandown, 1793-1794 /
Bruce L. Mouser.
imprint
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2002.
description
xxii, 156 p. : ill., maps
ISBN
0253340772 (cloth : alk. paper)
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imprint
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2002.
isbn
0253340772 (cloth : alk. paper)
general note
Based on Samuel Gamble's ship's log entitled 'A journal of an intended voyage, by God's permission, from London towards Africa from hence to America in the good ship Sandown" by me Samuel Gamble Commander.
catalogue key
4671826
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Captain Samuel Gamble recorded in his ship's log a record of a nearly failed slaving venture to Africa and Jamaica. This volume presents a transcribed and carefully annotated edition of Gamble's log.
Main Description
Captain Samuel Gamble recorded in his ship's log a record of a nearly failed slaving venture to Africa and Jamaica. Gamble's account is one of the best first-hand narratives of the slave trade to survive. This book presents a faithfully transcribed and carefully annotated edition of Gamble's log and provides a haunting and remarkable perspective of slave trading at the end of the eighteenth century. Gamble was captain of the British merchant Sandown. During 1793-1794, the ship embarked on a commercial venture from England to Upper Guinea in West Africa to buy slaves and to transport them for sale in Kingston, Jamaica. In his detailed and carefully maintained ship-log, Gamble describes shipping patterns at London at the beginning of the Anglo-French war in 1793, naval and nautical procedures followed in the English-African-West Indian commerce, and the slave trading patterns and institutions on the African coast and at Kingston. The log recounts the beginnings and spread of a yellow fever epidemic that swept the Atlantic and crippled commerce on both sides of the ocean. Bruce L. Mouser's extensive annotations place Gamble's account within the historical context of the late eighteenth century and explain Gamble's observations of commerce, diseases, and Africa people along the Upper Guinea coast.
Main Description
"Of the hundreds of logbooks and journals I have examined, this is the most valuable for the slave trade in western Africa.... [Mouser's] exhaustive background research and editing are exemplary." -- George Brooks Captain Samuel Gamble's log contains the record of a slaving venture to Africa and Jamaica that nearly failed. It is one of the best firsthand narratives of the slave trade to survive. Bruce Mouser's faithfully transcribed and carefully annotated edition of Gamble's log provides a haunting perspective on slave trading at the end of the 18th century. Gamble was captain of the British merchant Sandown. During 1793--1794, the ship embarked on a commercial venture from England to Upper Guinea in West Africa to buy slaves and transport them for sale in Kingston, Jamaica. Gamble describes shipping at the beginning of the Anglo-French war in 1793, naval and nautical procedures for the English-African-West Indian trade, and the slave-trading patterns and institutions on the African coast and at Kingston, Jamaica. He recounts as well a yellow fever epidemic that swept the Atlantic and crippled commerce on both sides of the ocean. Mouser's extensive annotations place Gamble's account in historical context and explain for the reader Gamble's observations on commerce, disease, and African peoples along the Upper Guinea coast.
Main Description
"Of the hundreds of logbooks and journals I have examined, this is the most valuable for the slave trade in western Africa.... [Mouser's] exhaustive background research and editing are exemplary." -- George BrooksCaptain Samuel Gamble's log contains the record of a slaving venture to Africa and Jamaica that nearly failed. It is one of the best firsthand narratives of the slave trade to survive. Bruce Mouser's faithfully transcribed and carefully annotated edition of Gamble's log provides a haunting perspective on slave trading at the end of the 18th century. Gamble was captain of the British merchant Sandown. During 1793--1794, the ship embarked on a commercial venture from England to Upper Guinea in West Africa to buy slaves and transport them for sale in Kingston, Jamaica. Gamble describes shipping at the beginning of the Anglo-French war in 1793, naval and nautical procedures for the English-African-West Indian trade, and the slave-trading patterns and institutions on the African coast and at Kingston, Jamaica. He recounts as well a yellow fever epidemic that swept the Atlantic and crippled commerce on both sides of the ocean. Mouser's extensive annotations place Gamble's account in historical context and explain for the reader Gamble's observations on commerce, disease, and African peoples along the Upper Guinea coast.
Main Description
"Of the hundreds of logbooks and journals I have examined, this is the most valuable for the slave trade in western Africa.... [Mouser's] exhaustive background research and editing are exemplary." George Brooks Captain Samuel Gamble's log contains the record of a slaving venture to Africa and Jamaica that nearly failed. It is one of the best firsthand narratives of the slave trade to survive. Bruce Mouser's faithfully transcribed and carefully annotated edition of Gamble's log provides a haunting perspective on slave trading at the end of the 18th century. Gamble was captain of the British merchant Sandown. During 17931794, the ship embarked on a commercial venture from England to Upper Guinea in West Africa to buy slaves and transport them for sale in Kingston, Jamaica. Gamble describes shipping at the beginning of the Anglo-French war in 1793, naval and nautical procedures for the English-African-West Indian trade, and the slave-trading patterns and institutions on the African coast and at Kingston, Jamaica. He recounts as well a yellow fever epidemic that swept the Atlantic and crippled commerce on both sides of the ocean. Mouser's extensive annotations place Gamble's account in historical context and explain for the reader Gamble's observations on commerce, disease, and African peoples along the Upper Guinea coast.
Publisher Fact Sheet
An annotated edition of an English ship captain's account of the slave trade.
Table of Contents
Preliminary Table of Contents
Introduction
""A Journal Of an Intended Voyage, by Gods permission, from London towards Africa from hence to America in the good Ship Sandown by me Samuel Gamble Commander.""
Bibliography
Index
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