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The Resource Squadron : Ending the African Slave Trade, John Broich

Squadron : Ending the African Slave Trade, John Broich

Label
Squadron : Ending the African Slave Trade
Title
Squadron
Title remainder
Ending the African Slave Trade
Statement of responsibility
John Broich
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The true account of the British Royal Navy's crusade to put an end to the African slave trade once and for all Despite the British being early abolitionists, a significant slave trade remained down the east coast of Africa through the mid-1800s, even after the Civil War ended it in the United States. What further undermined the British Empire was that many of the vessels involved in the trade were themselves British ships. The Royal Navy's response was to dispatch a squadron to patrol Africa's coast. Following what began as a simple policing action, this is the story of the four Royal Naval officers who witnessed how rampant the slave trade remained and made it their personal mission to end it. When the disruption in trade ships started to step on toes within the wealthy merchant class, the campaign was cancelled. However, in the end a coalition of naval officers and abolitionists forced the British government's hand into eradicating the slave trade entirely. Squadron grew from historian John Broich's passion to hunt down firsthand accounts of this untold story. Through research from archives throughout the U.K., Broich tells a tale of defiance in the face of political corruption, while delivering thrills in the tradition of high seas heroism. If it weren't a true story, Squadron would be right at home alongside Patrick O'Brian's Master and Commander series
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Broich, John
Dewey number
382.44
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1323
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Slave trade
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Slave trade
  • Africa
  • Great Britain
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Exports & Imports
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Marketing
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Trade & Tariffs
Label
Squadron : Ending the African Slave Trade, John Broich
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1013541857
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780715652329
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
fc7d1494-2dde-4b1c-b934-88cace0a33b1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013541857
Label
Squadron : Ending the African Slave Trade, John Broich
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1013541857
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780715652329
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
fc7d1494-2dde-4b1c-b934-88cace0a33b1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013541857

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