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Author Miller, Joseph Calder, author.

Title Way of death : merchant capitalism and the Angolan slave trade, 1730-1830 / Joseph C. Miller
Published Madison, Wisconsin : University of Wisconsin Press, [1988]


Description 1 online resource (xxx, 770 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series ACLS Humanities E-Book
Contents Africa : births and deaths. The people of Western Central Africa -- The value of material goods and people in African political ecnomies : an interpretation --Foreign imports and their uses in the political economy of Western Central Africa -- The production of people : political consolidation and the release of dependents for export -- The demography of slaving -- Traders : on the way. Bridging the gap : the structure of the African commercial and transport sector -- A history of competition, comparative advantage, and credit : the African commercial and transport sector in the eighteenth century -- Casualties of merchant capital : the Luso-Africans in Angola -- The white man's grave : expatriate merchants in Luanda -- Floating tombs : the maritime trade of the Brazilians -- Voyage of no return : the experience of enslavement: flight disease, and death -- Brazil : the last stop. Trading on the fringes : the rise of Brazilian interests in the Southern Atlantic slave trade to the 1770s -- Toward the center : Brazilian investment in the Southern Atlantic trade, ca. 1780-1810 -- Back to trading on the fringes : liberalism, abolition, and the British in Brazil in the nineteenth century -- Portugal : merchants of death. The slave duty contracts in the Southern Atlantic, before 1760 -- "Freedom of trade" in the Pombal Era, 1755-1772 -- The dry well, 1772-1810 -- Lisbon's lost colony, 1810-1830 -- Conclusion. The economics of mortality -- Appendix A. Comparative estimates of basic labor rations -- Appendix B. Estimate of mortality among slaves awaiting sale in the new world -- Appendix C. Principal authors of documentation cited
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 717-745) and index
Notes English
Online resource; title from digital title page (Project MUSE, viewed October 6, 2021)
In History e-book project.
Subject Slave trade -- Portugal -- History
Slave trade -- Angola -- History
Slave trade -- Brazil -- History
Slave traders -- Angola -- History
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- Marketing.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- Trade & Tariffs.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Exports & Imports.
Commercial policy.
Slave trade.
Slave traders.
Traite des esclaves -- Portugal -- Histoire.
Traite des esclaves -- Brésil -- Histoire.
Traite des esclaves -- Angola -- Histoire.
Portugal -- Commercial policy -- History
Brazil -- Commerce -- History
Portugal -- Politique commerciale -- Histoire.
Brésil -- Commerce -- Histoire.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 87040368
ISBN 0299115607