The Two Princes of Calabar
An Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Odyssey
By (author) Randy J. Sparks
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Two Princes of Calabar by Randy J. Sparks
Book DescriptionIn 1767, two 'princes' of a ruling family in the port of Old Calabar, on the slave coast of Africa, were ambushed and captured by English slavers. The princes were themselves slave traders who were betrayed by African competitors - and so began their own extraordinary odyssey of enslavement. Their story, written in their own hand, survives as a rare firsthand account of the Atlantic slave experience.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674032057
(203mm x 127mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 10-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Randy J. Sparks
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The Atlantic slave trade was the largest forced migration in history, yet most of its stories are lost. Randy Sparks examines the few remaining reconstructed experiences of West Africans who lived in the South between 1740 and 1860. Their stories highlight the diversity of struggles that confronted every African who arrived on American shores.
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Author Biography - Randy J. Sparks
Randy J. Sparks is Associate Professor of History at Tulane University.
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