The Forgotten Trade: Comprising the Log of the Daniel and Henry of 1700 and Accounts of the Slave Trade From the Minor Ports of England 1698-1725
`I pray people will read this richly detailed and absorbing book, with its vivid renaissance of a matter most of us English seem to have wished into oblivion. ' John Fowles Meticulously kept by Walter Prideaux, the log of the Daniel and Henry provides an astonishing record of a trading venture in the year 1700. Two years earlier, the Guinea trade had been prised loose by an Act of Parliament from the monopoly of the Royal African Company, and respectable burghers in a dozen small provincial ports seized what they saw as an opportunity for quick rewards from the slave trade. Few of these merchants knew anything of trading in Africa, nor of the unscrupulous tribalchiefs who readily offered men, women and children in hard bargaining for beads, alcohol, weapons and gunpowder. In the second part of this book, Tattersfield went in search of long-forgotten documents to chart how small provincial ports fared both economically and morally in the early years of slave trading.
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Glossary of Trade Terms
List of Abbreviations
CHAPTER 2 Merchants versus Monopoly
CHAPTER 3 Background to the Voyage
CHAPTER 4 Slave Ship Cargoes
CHAPTER 5 A Description of the Daniel and Henry
CHAPTER 7 Africa and the Africans
CHAPTER 9 Along the Guinea Coast
CHAPTER 10 The Financial Reckoning
CHAPTER 12 Jamaica Bound
CHAPTER 13 Counting the Cost
CHAPTER 14 A Lawful Calling?
CHAPTER 15 Berwick to Weymouth
CHAPTER 16 Lyme Regis
CHAPTER 17 Exeter Topsham and Dartmouth
CHAPTER 18 Plymouth Barnstaple and Bideford
CHAPTER 19 Falmouth to Lancaster
CHAPTER 20 Whitehaven
CHAPTER 21 The Reexport Trade in Slaves
CHAPTER 22 Epilogue
APPENDIX 2 Vessels Clearing London Bristol and Lyme Regis for the Burridge Family of Lyme 170425
APPENDIX 3 Vessels Clearing Exeter Topsham and Dartmouth for Africa 16981725
APPENDIX 4 Vessels Clearing Plymouth for Africa 16981725 Including the Elizabeth Galley of Bristol Freighted by Bideford Merchants to Africa i...
APPENDIX 6 Vessels Clearing Whitehaven for Africa 16981725
APPENDIX 7 Minor Outport Involvement in the Reexport Trade in Slaves 16981722
APPENDIX 9 Vessels Clearing Minehead and Bridgwater for the West Indies 16971703
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