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The Dutch in the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1600â1815

The Dutch in the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1600â1815

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Johannes Postma
Cambridge University Press, 7/19/1990
EAN 9780521365857, ISBN10: 0521365856

Hardcover, 442 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.9 cm
Language: English

Presenting a thorough analysis of the Dutch participation in the transatlantic slave trade, this book is based upon extensive research in Dutch archives. The book examines the whole range of Dutch involvement in the Atlantic slave trade from the beginning of the 1600s to the nineteenth century.

List of tables, figures and maps
Preface
1. Foundations of the slave traffic, 1600–61
2. Curaçao and the asiento trade, 1650–1730
3. The Dutch on the West African coast
4. Trade and politics on the African coast
5. Volume of African exports and origins of slaves
6. Organization and mechanics of the trade
7. The triangular trade
8. The Dutch plantation colonies under WIC monopoly, 1618–1738
9. The era of the free trade, 1730–80
10. The slaves
their treatment and mortality
11. Finances, marketing and profitability
12. The end of the Dutch slave trade, 1781–1815
Appendixes
Bibliography
Index.