The Diary of Antera Duke, an Eighteenth-Century African Slave Trader

The Diary of Antera Duke, an Eighteenth-Century African Slave Trader

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In his diary, Antera Duke (ca.1735-ca.1809) wrote the only surviving eyewitness account of the slave trade by an African merchant. A leader in late eighteenth-century Old Calabar, a cluster of Efik-speaking communities in the Cross River region, he resided in Duke Town, forty-five miles from the Atlantic Ocean in what is now southeast Nigeria. His diary, written in trade English from 1785 to 1788, is a candid account of daily life in an African community at the height… (more)


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Publisher: Oxford University Press (February 08, 2010)

Collection: Oxford University Press

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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