Final Passages


Author: Gregory E. O’Malley

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Hundreds of thousands of captive Africans continued their journeys after the Middle Passage across the Atlantic.  Colonial merchants purchased a trans-shipped many of these captives to other colonies and other empires for resale.  Drawing on a database of over seven thousand intercolonial slave-trading voyages compiled from port records, newspapers, and merchant accounts, Gregory E. O’Malley identifies and quantifies the major routes of this intercolonial slave trade.  He argues that such voyages were a crucial component in the development of slavery in the Caribbean and North America and that trade in the unfree led to experimentation with free trade between empires.


Author: Gregory E. O’Malley

Published: 2014

Pages: 394


ISBN: 9781469629841