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Add to Cart. Product Highlights The ten works collected in this volume present unflinching portrayals of the cruelty and degradation of slavery while testifying to the African-American struggle for freedom and dignity. Includes a chronology of events. About This Item We aim to show you accurate product information.
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Discount offer available for first-time customers only. With contributions from donors, Library of America preserves and celebrates a vital part of our cultural heritage for generations to come. Jacobs Jacob D. Green More. This volume collects ten works published between and Narratives by James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw and Olaudah Equiano recount how they were taken from Africa as children and brought across the Atlantic to British North America. In , of the thirty-one ships which departed Cuba for Africa twenty-two returned and landed their cargoes. Only one was captured and condemned by the Havana court while another was reportedly condemned by the court in Freetown.
Since the anti-slavery patrol had minimal impact on slave trafficking in the early years of abolition it was no surprise more vessels departed for Africa in For instance, during the year out of the 38 slave ships which left Havana for the purpose of purchasing slaves in Africa twenty-seven successfully completed their voyages by delivering slaves to their owners. Between and , the voyage database shows nine slave embarked slaves in Lagos for Cuba most of whom disembarked in Havana. An analysis of the ships shows the number of slaves landed in Havana was higher in the s than in previous years.
An estimated slaves arrived in Cuba from Lagos in and no new landings until when another saves disembarked. Then the number rose dramatically in with the arrival of slaves before the number jumped to in Ecomosho slaves represented more than half of new slaves that year. Other slaves arrived in Cuba from Ouidah many of whom were Yoruba including those landed by the Negrito in November In Sierra Leone and Brazil, under a similar scheme, the apprentice became free after seven to fourteen years though rarely before the latter Mamigonian, 48—, — In Cuba, emancipados held by the Spanish colonialists or handed over to the latter by the Mixed Commission fared worse than slaves because they were denied access to self-redemption or redemption by third parties.
One of the challenges of the Havana court was where to settle the emancipados. So there were questions about where to settle them. Cuban authorities found an answer on the eve of the British Emancipation Act of and the potential economic disruptions to Caribbean plantations. The government ensured a balanced sex ratio to facilitate natural growth. Some of the children were apprenticed to private families. During the nineteenth century Yoruba wars ethnic tension led to the destruction of a small southern Yoruba community from where over people, mostly adult males, were captured, marched almost immediately to the coast, sold to Spanish slave traders and shipped to Cuba.
Some differences in slaving operations during the legal before and clandestine after slave trade included the shortening of the embarkation process by loading slaves more quickly and using fast sailing vessels to outrun anti-slavery patrol boats. Nonetheless, these measures did not always lead to success.
A number of slave ships were captured by the patrol and condemned by slave courts either in Sierra Leone or Havana. We may never know how these people felt about their new status or their understanding of events around them. We could only assume some might have been as miserable as when newly captured at home and shipped from Lagos. Unlike those who came from Lagos and shared the same language and other cultural ties the journey to Trinidad separated them from those left behind in Havana. It also put them on the same ship with people from the Bight of Biafra, whose language and culture they did not know.
Furthermore, while the emphasis on gender parity indicated an attempt to forge families, sexual liaisons and natural increase, there was no evidence either British or Cuban officials considered marital compatibility. How many family members were separated or fathers and mothers removed from their children? Since these emigrants were shipped aboard the Manuelita, the slave ship which brought them from Lagos to Havana, how many of these people thought they were headed to another plantation? The Ruins of Oyo Division. African Notes, vol. New York: Academic Press, , p.
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WOOD, J. Macleay and Charles Mackenzie to Palmerston, Dec. These archival documents and others used here are reprinted in British Parliamentary Papers, vol. LI: Accounts and Papers, , p. Since the captain and shipmate had the same last name they might be brothers running a family business. Also, the Voyages database shows the Manuelita might not be new to the African market. A ship with the same name and rig bought slaves in Africa at various times between and See Voyages , , and When another Cuban ship, the Carolina vid.