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Title
Cursory observations on the African trade
Names
Roberts, John, governor of Cape Coast Castle (Author)
Collection

Sidney Lapidus Slavery and Abolition Collection

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1778-05-04
Place: London
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: SC Rare Lapidus Collection Box 3 Folder 5
Topics
Slavery
Slave trade
African Americans
Blacks
Enslaved people
Africa -- Commerce -- Great Britain
Genres
Essays
Notes
Biographical/historical: By John Roberts, Governor of Cape Coast Castle, and President of the Council, in the service of the late Royal African Company, for the Management of their Affairs on the South Coast of Africa.
Physical Description
Extent: Unboun. 4 pages. 21x33 cm.
Description
Assessment of the state of the slave trade in West Africa presented to Parliament by John Roberts, Governor of Cape Coast Castle. One of the few pamphlets published in the second half of the 18th century, and the rarest of them, to discuss in detail the setup and shortcomings of the African Company and the mismanagement of the forts by the merchants’ committee.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 504267813
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20846155
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 07222de0-9d32-0133-1acc-00505686d14e
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1778: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Cursory observations on the African trade" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1778-05-04. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/df88a9a0-b3f7-0133-2841-00505686d14e

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APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1778-05-04). Cursory observations on the African trade Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/df88a9a0-b3f7-0133-2841-00505686d14e

Wikipedia Citation

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Cursory observations on the African trade