Letter from the Secretary of the Navy, ..., in Relation to the Present Condition and Probable Annual Expense of the United States' Agency for Recaptured Africans on the Coast of Africa, Etc. Etc.

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Book Condition: Very Good


This is a disbound government document in original wrappers, from the 20th Congress, 1st Session [Doc. No. 193]. The front wrap is somewhat soiled with a small closed tear, overall about very good. This document deals with US Government policy, after the slave trade had been made illegal, toward captured Africans who were seized by the US Navy from illegal slave ships. All in all close to 2000 such "recaptured Africans" came under US jurisdiction. Most of these individuals were taken to camps in Key West and Charleston,SC and later returned to Africa, usually Liberia. The document gives detailed descriptions of the camps where detainees were held and lists of most of the detainees. A recent book by Sharla M. Fett, Recaptured Africans: Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation in the Final Years of the Slave Trade, has traced the history of this little-known policy in great detail. This document is uncommon. WorldCat locates only 8 copies in libraries. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 15 pages

Title: Letter from the Secretary of the Navy, ..., in Relation to the Present Condition and Probable Annual Expense of the United States' Agency for Recaptured Africans on the Coast of Africa, Etc. Etc.

Author Name: (Various)

Categories: African - American,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: Washington DC, Gales & Seaton: 1828

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 16417

Keywords: African - American Black Negro Africa Liberia Slavery Race Slave Trade American History