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Slave Captain free pdf "Slave Captain" tells the remarkable story of a Liverpool slave ship captain, James Irving, who was shipwrecked off the coast of Morocco and subsequently enslaved. Suzanne Schwarz has pieced together Irving's life, letters and journal to create a compelling narrative for the general reader and valuable reference text for those studying the slave trade.James Irving, was employed as a slave ship surgeon and captain in Liverpool in the late eighteenth century. In the course of one of his voyages he was shipwrecked off the coast of Morocco and enslaved in North Africa. The rare survival of personal letters and journals documenting his experiences of enslavement provides an insight into the attitudes and cultural assumptions which sustained the transatlantic slave trade. Although Irving's career developed against the backdrop of abolitionist debate on the morality of the trade, he did not see any parallels between his own enslavement and his role in enslaving Africans, principally because he did not consider that an African could be a 'man and a brother'.This new edition of "Slave Captain" examines Irving's career in relation to recent advances in scholarship on the transatlantic slave trade. Irving's papers are used not only to trace the patterns of his voyages as a slave ship surgeon and captain, but also to explore the contemporary values and mindset which enabled merchants and mariners to impose such inhumane conditions on African men, women and children.

About J. Irving

Suzanne Schwarz is associate professor of history at Liverpool Hope University and the coeditor of "Liverpool and Transatlantic Slavery."

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Author : J. Irving
Publisher : Liverpool University Press
Data Published : 01 November 2007
ISBN : 1846310679
EAN : 9781846310676
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 212 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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