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" When our slaves are aboard we shackle the men two and two, while we lie in port, and in sight of their own country, for 'tis then they attempt to make their escape, and mutiny; to prevent which we always keep centinels upon the hatchways, and have a chest... "
Africans: The History of a Continent - Page 139
by John Iliffe - 2007
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Where the Twain Meet

Mary Gaunt - Blacks - 1922 - 335 pages
...merchandise, but for those who carried them. "When our slaves are aboard," he says again, " we shackle them two and two while we lie in port, and in sight of...country, for 'tis then they attempt to make their escape or mutiny, to prevent which we always keep sentinels upon the hatchways, and have a chest of small...
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There is a River: The Black Struggle for Freedom in America

Vincent Harding - History - 1981 - 416 pages
...English ship in 1693 (was it Brotherhood or Constant Mary? — we no longer know) the captain wrote: "When our slaves are aboard we shackle the men two...then they attempt to make their escape and mutiny; to prevent which we always keep centinels upon the hatchways, and have a chest full of small arms,...
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Out of the House of Bondage: Runaways, Resistance and Marronage in Africa ...

Gad J. Heuman - History - 1986 - 199 pages
...clear evidence of the frequency of revolt. Phillips, by no means an inhumane monster," tells us that When our slaves are aboard we shackle the men two...then they attempt to make their escape and mutiny; to prevent which we always keep centinels [sic] upon the hatchway and have a chest of small arms ready...
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Focus on U.S. History: The Era of Colonization and Settlement

Kathy Sammis - History - 1997 - 120 pages
...death; for tis their belief that when they die they return home to their own country and friends again. When our slaves are aboard we shackle the men two...then they attempt to make their escape and mutiny. . . . When we come to sea we let them all out of irons, they never then attempting to rebel, considering...
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Slave Ships and Slaving

George Francis Dow - Social Science - 1927 - 349 pages
...service in bringing off cows, hogs, staves, letters, &c. from the canoos, with only two boys in her. When our slaves are aboard we shackle the men two...then they attempt to make their escape, and mutiny; to prevent which we always keep centinels upon the hatchways, and have a chest of small arms, ready...
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In the Hands of Strangers: Readings on Foreign and Domestic Slave Trading ...

Robert Edgar Conrad - History - 2010
...as well as the blacks, who in odium of the colour, say, the devil is white, and so paint him. . . . When our slaves are aboard we shackle the men two...in sight of their own country, for 'tis then they atrempt to make their escape, and mutiny; to prevent which we always keep centinels upon the hatchways,...
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Foul Means: The Formation of a Slave Society in Virginia, 1660-1740

Anthony S. Parent - History - 2003 - 291 pages
...through force of arms and terror. lest their captives overrun them. seize the ship. and save themselves. "When our slaves are aboard we shackle the men two...we lie in port. and in sight of their own country." wrote Thomas Phillips. niaster of the Hannibal in 1693-1694. "for 'tis then they attempt to make their...
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If We Must Die: Shipboard Insurrections in the Era of the ..., Volume 38

Eric Robert Taylor - History - 2006 - 266 pages
...Another example of this apprehension can be seen in the comments of Captain Thomas Phillips, who noted: When our slaves are aboard we shackle the men two...then they attempt to make their escape, and mutiny; to prevent which we always keep centinels upon the hatchways, and have a chest full of small arms,...
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Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora

Stephanie E. Smallwood - History - 2009 - 288 pages
...worn for weeks and sometimes months by this time. "When our slaves are aboard," wrote Thomas Phillips, "we shackle the men two and two, while we lie in port,...then they attempt to make their escape, and mutiny." But "when we come to sea," he explained, "we let them all out of irons, they never attempting then...
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