Grand Slave Emporium

Grand Slave Emporium : Cape Coast Castle and the British Slave Trade

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For those able to visit much of the experience is still as it was during the slaving era. However, to understand the Castle's extraordinary history, the main travelling must always take place in the imagination. William St Clair tells the story of the Castle and of the people who spent part of their lives within its walls, men, women, and children, Europeans, Africans, free and enslaved. Drawing on many previously unpublished letters, accounts, and reports, he enables readers from many nations to appreciate its unique claim on the collective memory of the modern more

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 136 x 218 x 32mm | 557.93g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1861979045
  • 9781861979049
  • 2,477,188

About William St. Clair

William St Clair is a Senior Research Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. His books include Lord Elgin and the Marbles, The Godwins and the Shelleys and, most recently, The Reading Nation in the Romantic Period. At the end of a Civil Service career he was under-secretary with responsibility for Treasury control of the Civil Service. He lives in London and more

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