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The United States and the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Americas, 1776-1867
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The United States and the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Americas, 1776-1867

Leonardo Marques

Abstract

This book explores U.S. participation in the transatlantic slave trade to the Americas from the American Revolution to the U.S. Civil War. It shows how U.S. citizens engaged in multiple forms of participation in the slave trade and how these forms changed over time. The book discusses the emergence of a U.S. branch of the transatlantic slave trade in the aftermath of independence and its quick dismantling in the early nineteenth century. It then looks at the forms of U.S. participation in a highly internationalized contraband slave trade that supplied captives to Brazil and Cuba in the mid-nin ... More

Keywords: Transatlantic slave trade, United States, Cuba, Brazil, British empire, Slavery, Capitalism, Politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780300212419
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300212419.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leonardo Marques, author
Universidade Federal Fluminense