Slave Captain: The Career of James Irving in the Liverpool Slave Trade

Slave Captain: The Career of James Irving in the Liverpool Slave Trade

Slave Captain: The Career of James Irving in the Liverpool Slave Trade

Slave Captain: The Career of James Irving in the Liverpool Slave Trade

Synopsis

One of the very few firsthand accounts written by a Liverpool slave ship captain to have survived, this unique and fascinating primary source navigates the reader through the remarkable story of James Irving, a Liverpool slave ship captain who was shipwrecked off the coast of Morocco and subsequently enslaved. Schwarz skillfully supplements Irving's personal journal and letters with useful notes, making this an essential volume for anyone interested in the relationship between the slave trade and the British Empire. Slave Captain is a compelling narrative that will be welcomed by the general reader and scholars alike.
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