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A Voyage Through the Worlds of the Slave Trade
Robert Harms

Slave castle off the coast of Africa, from the journal of Robert Durand

Online Resources


 
The Journal of Robert Durand (May 31, 1732 - September 3, 1733)

The online version of Robert Durand's journal at the Beinecke Library. While the journal is in French and is not translated, the illustrations are well worth browsing. To access the journal, search for "Robert Durand".

Selections from the Journal of Robert Durand

The Virginia Center for Digital History's website contains selected pages from Durand's journal with English translations.

A New Map of that Part of Africa Called the Coast of Guinea

From William Snelgrave, A New Account of Some Parts of Guinea, and the Slave Trade. London, 1734, pp. 19-26; 59-68.

William Snelgrave, A New Account of Some Parts of Guinea, and the Slave Trade. London, 1734, pp. 19-26; 59-68.

William Snelgrave gives an account of his conversations with the King of Dahomey following the conquest of Allada (called Ardra in his text).

William Snelgrave, A New Account of Some Parts of Guinea, and the Slave Trade. London, 1734, pp. 162-91. (Excerpt)

William Snelgrave gives an account of slave mutinies aboard the ships he had served on.

William Smith, A New Voyage to Guinea (1744)

William Smith's A New Voyage to Guinea includes a letter from the slave trader Bulfinch Lambe, an Englishman who himself had become a slave to Agaja, the King of Dahomey. The letter, dated November 27, 1724, gives an account of Dahomey's conquest of the Kingdom of Allada, where Lambe had previously been held as a slave.

Snelgrave Testimony, 1726. Journal of the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations.

The English slave trader William Snelgrave, appearing before the British Commisioners for Trade and Plantations, gives testimony regarding the political situation and the condition of slave castles along the African Slave Coast.

Book Reviews: The Diligent: A Voyage Through the Worlds of the Slave Trade

Book reviews of The Diligent from the London Review of Books, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, and H-Net. Compiled by Professor Arlindo Correia.

A Letter to King George from the King of Dahomey, The Pennsylvania Gazette, June 15 and June 19, 1732.

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