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The Two Princes of Calabar

An Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Odyssey

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$20.50 • £16.95 • €18.50

ISBN 9780674032057

Publication Date: 02/28/2009


208 pages

2 maps


  • Prologue
  • 1. “A Very Bloody Transaction”: Old Calabar and the Massacre of 1767
  • 2. “Nothing But Sivellety and Fare Trade”: Old Calabar and the Impact of the Slave Trade on an African Society
  • 3. “This Deplorable Condition”: The Robin Johns’ Enslavement in British America
  • 4. “We Were Free People”: Bristol, the English Courts, and the Question of Slavery
  • 5. “A Very Blessed Time”: The Robin Johns and English Methodism
  • 6. “We Go Home to Old Calabar”: The Robin Johns’ Legacy in Old Calabar and England
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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