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
Published: Farnham, Surrey : Ashgate, [2015]
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface to the Translations; Facsimile of Cape Verde Customs Duty Paid by Slave Trader Joham de Sequeyra on 2 October 1513; Maps; Introduction; 1 Translation of Ships Paying Customs Duties in the Cape Verde Islands, 1513; 2 Translation of Vessels Paying Customs Duties, 1514; 3 Customs Payments of Ships Returning from West Africa, 1514; 4 Customs Duties Collected in the Cape Verde Islands, 1515; 5 Final Customs Duties Paidby Ships Returning from Trading in West Africa, 1515-16.
  • 6 Merchants from Portugal, Spain, and the Spanish Canary Islands Paying Taxes on Captive Africans in the Cape Verde Islands, 1513-157 Onboard Log of Portuguese Ship Santiago Purchasing Captive Africans in Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone, 1526; Conclusion; Graphs; Appendix 1 Portuguese Weights and Measurements; Appendix 2 Town Council of Riberia Grande (1512); Appendix 3 The King of Spain Grants Permission to the Governor of Bresa to Ship Four Thousand Enslaved Africans from Portuguese West African Colonies Directly to the SpanishCaribbean, 1518 ; Bibliography; Glossary; Index.