Door of No Return: Cape Coast Castle and the Slave Trade

Door of No Return: Cape Coast Castle and the Slave Trade

by William St Clair


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Focusing primarily on Cape Coast Castle, the African headquarters of the British slave trade from 1664-1807, this thought-provoking account tells the story of the people who lived, worked, or were imprisoned within its walls, the soldiers stationed there, the negotiations with local African leaders, and the deadly diseases inside the compound.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933346052
Publisher: BlueBridge
Publication date: 04/01/2007
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.61(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.03(d)

About the Author

William St Clair is a former senior research fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge University. He has also held senior positions in the British Ministry of Defence, the Foreign Office, and the Treasury, and is the author of The Godwins and the Shelleys, Lord Elgin and the Marbles, and The Reading Nation in the Romantic Period.

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