Slave Ships and Slaving
Extraordinary collection of commentaries by ships' doctors and captains, as well as written testimonies for a parliamentary committee investigating the slave trade. Accounts, varying from sympathetic to indifferent, relate horrifying events and conditions-the holding pens or "factories," living conditions aboard ships, mutinies and their suppression, and more. 54 period engravings and other illustrations accompany the grim record. Unabridged reprint of the classic 1927 edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - untraveller - LibraryThing
The book is nearly 90 years old and from a bit of a different time and I get that. Its value would have been greatly enhanced, however, with a worthwhile map. Although reasonably familiar w/ the area ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bcquinnsmom - LibraryThing
George Francis Dow put this book together actually in 1927; this version is a Dover Reprint (thank God for Dover for publishing long-forgotten books!). What it is is an examination of the slave trade ... Read full review