Overview:Went to the Devil: A Yankee Whaler in the Slave Trade - Edward Davoll was a respected New Bedford whaling captain in an industry at its peak in the 1850s. But mid-career, disillusioned with whaling, desperately lonely at sea, and experiencing financial problems, he turned to the slave trade, with disastrous results. Why would a man of good reputation, in a city known for its racial tolerance and Quaker-inspired abolitionism, risk engagement with this morally repugnant industry?In this riveting biography, Anthony J. Connors explores this question by detailing not only the troubled, adventurous life of this man but also the turbulent times in which he lived. Set in an era of social and political fragmentation and impending civil war, when changes in maritime law and the economics of whaling emboldened slaving agents to target captains and their vessels for the illicit trade, Davoll's story reveals the deadly combination of greed and racial antipathy that encouraged otherwise principled Americans to participate in the African slave trade.

This book is on page /a06b960ac9dc90216ed4e00b41bc8290/book/1603728437-9781625344052. It was written by the following authors: Anthony J. Connors. Book Went to the Devil: A Yankee Whaler in the Slave Trade, which can be read online, published by the company: University of Massachusetts Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: True Stories, Biography, History. The book was published on 2019-05-30 00:00:00. It has 208 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight g. File for download Went to the Devil: A Yankee Whaler in the Slave Trade has PDF format and is called went-to-the-devil-a-yankee-whaler-in-the-slave-trade.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our topcanal.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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