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BRIDGE, Horatio

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Horatio Bridge was a 19th-century American Naval officer who, while he did serve in the Civil War, is better-known for his journal which he kept during voyages in and around Africa. In this book, which was published under the title ‘Journal of an African Cruiser’, Bridge discusses, among other topics, extensive contents on slave and slave trade.

  • his encounters and discoveries at Cape Verds
  • time in Liberia, Sierra Leone
  • the rituals of the Grebo Tribe and other groups
    • human sacrifice!
  • battles and hostilities between Natives and European colonists
  • arrival of slavers and slave ships on the African coast
    • purchases of slaves for American commerce
    • effects of slaves on their families
    • common routes of slave ships to Cuba and Brazil
    • Bridge’s own advice on how to ‘cure’ slave-trade by offering cheaper/free labor in England and American colonies.
    • Find ways to liberate existing slaves

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1853 1ed African SLAVE TRADE Liberia Human Sacrifice Cuba Horatio Bridge Journal

 

Horatio Bridge was a 19th-century American Naval officer who, while he did serve in the Civil War, is better-known for his journal which he kept during voyages in and around Africa. In this book, which was published under the title ‘Journal of an African Cruiser’, Bridge discusses, among other topics, extensive contents on slave and slave trade.

  • his encounters and discoveries at Cape Verds
  • time in Liberia, Sierra Leone
  • the rituals of the Grebo Tribe and other groups
    • human sacrifice!
  • battles and hostilities between Natives and European colonists
  • arrival of slavers and slave ships on the African coast
    • purchases of slaves for American commerce
    • effects of slaves on their families
    • common routes of slave ships to Cuba and Brazil
    • Bridge’s own advice on how to ‘cure’ slave-trade by offering cheaper/free labor in England and American colonies.
    • Find ways to liberate existing slaves

 

Item number: #16809

Price: $499

 

BRIDGE, Horatio

 

Journal of an African Cruiser: comprising sketches of the Canaries, the Cape de Verds … and other places … on the West Coast of Africa

 

New York : G. P. Putnam & Co., 1853. 1st edition early printing

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • viii, 179, [1]
  • References: BAL 7597; Hill 183
    • BAL: Early printing – printing ‘C’ with 1853 on both front and back of title page
  • Provenance: Handwritten – Robt. A. Dobbin, 1853
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight and secure
  • Size: ~7.5in X 5.25in (19.5cm x 13.5cm)

 

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16809

Categories

Military & War

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

BRIDGE, Horatio

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete