Royal Navy Versus the Slave Traders

Enforcing Abolition at Sea 1808-1898

Bernard Edwards

 
Date Published :
March 2008
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
8 pages b/w photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781844156337
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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On March 16, 1807, the British Parliament passed The Abolition of the Slave Trade Act. In the following year the Royal Navy’s African Squadron was formed, its mission to stop and search ships at sea suspected of carrying slaves from Africa to the Americas and the Middle East.

About The Author
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Bernard Edwards pursued a sea-going career commanding ships trading worldwide. After nearly forty years afloat. Captain Edwards settled in a tiny village in rural South Wales, to pursue his second career as a writer. His extensive knowledge of the sea and ships has enabled him to produce many authentic and eminently readable books which have received international recognition.

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