Letters from the Voyages of the Slave Ship Pearl
The barbarity of the enforced migration of Africans to the Caribbean and the realities of the transatlantic slave trade are fully revealed in Letters from the Voyages of the Slave Ship PEARL. The nonchalant accounts of the awful details of suffering and death are brought into sharp relief by the editors who reconstruct four voyages of the PEARL between 1785 and 1793. The ship was owned by Bristol businessman James Rogers, and the letters in this collection are but a small sample of the 15 boxes of correspondence comprising the Rogers papers held at The National Archives at Kew in the United Kingdom.
David V. Trotman is a Professor in the Department of History at York University and a research associate of the Harriet Tubman Institute and the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean.
Other publications from this author include:
- Atlantic Childhoods in Global Contexts (2016)
- Remembering Africa & Its Diasporas: Memory, Public History & Representations of the Past (2012)
- AFRICA AND TRANS-ATLANTIC MEMORIES: Literary and Aesthetic Manifestations of Diaspora and History (2008)
- Beyond Fragmentation: Perspectives on Caribbean History (2006)
- Contesting freedom : control and resistance in the post-emancipation Caribbean (2005)
- Trans-Atlantic Dimensions of Ethnicity in the African Diaspora (2003)
- Crime in Trinidad : conflict and control in a plantation society, 1838-1900 (1987)