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The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare
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The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare: A Journey into Captivity from Sierra Leone to South Carolina

Sean M. Kelley

Abstract

From late 1754 to early 1755, the slave ship Hare completed a journey from Newport, Rhode Island, to Sierra Leone, and back to the United States—a journey which transformed over seventy Africans into commodities, condemning several of them to death and the rest to a life of bondage in North America. In this detailed narrative, the book reconstructs this tumultuous voyage, covering everything from the significance of slave trading to the New England economy and the identities of the captain and crew, to their encounters with inclement weather, slave dealers, and near mutiny. But most important, ... More

Keywords: slave trade, slavery, Rhode Island, South Carolina, African-American culture, Sierra Leone, Rice plantations, Indigo plantations, African Diaspora

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469627687
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627687.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sean M. Kelley, author