Before middle passage : translated Portuguese manuscripts of Atlantic slave trading from West Africa to Iberian territories, 1513-26 / translated and edited by Trevor P. Hall.

On the 20th of January 1526, the Santiago left Lisbon bound for Africa with a cargo of brass and tin bracelets, round bells, barber basins and cloth; by early October the ship was back in Portugal with a very different cargo, 108 enslaved Africans. With chilling detachment the ship's trading lo...

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Online Access: Full Text (via Taylor & Francis)
Other Authors: Hall, Trevor P. (Trevor Paul), 1953- (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Portuguese
Published: Farnham, Surrey : Ashgate, [2015]
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Summary:On the 20th of January 1526, the Santiago left Lisbon bound for Africa with a cargo of brass and tin bracelets, round bells, barber basins and cloth; by early October the ship was back in Portugal with a very different cargo, 108 enslaved Africans. With chilling detachment the ship's trading log records the commodification of human beings, the prices paid for them, the sums received for their sale and the number who did not survive the crossing. Whilst this log may be extremely rare, it is clear from another surviving document, the receipt book of the customs office of the Portuguese Cape Ver.
Item Description:Translation of ships paying customs duties in the Cape Verde Islands, 1513 -- Translation of vessels paying customs duties, 1514 -- Customs payments of ships returning from West Africa, 1514 -- Customs duties collected in the Cape Verde Islands, 1515 -- Final customs duties paid by ships returning from trading in West Africa, 1515-16 -- Merchants from Portugal, Spain, and the Spanish Canary Islands paying taxes on captive Africans in the Cape Verde Islands, 1513-15 -- Onboard log of Portuguese ship Santiago purchasing captive Africans in Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone, 1526.
Physical Description:1 online resource : illustrations, maps.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781472463739
1472463730
9781317175711
1317175719