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The Resource Ship of death : a voyage that changed the Atlantic world, Billy G. Smith

Ship of death : a voyage that changed the Atlantic world, Billy G. Smith

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Ship of death : a voyage that changed the Atlantic world
Title
Ship of death
Title remainder
a voyage that changed the Atlantic world
Statement of responsibility
Billy G. Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" It is no exaggeration to say that the Hankey, a small British ship that circled the Atlantic in 1792 and 1793, transformed the history of the Atlantic world. This extraordinary book uncovers the long-forgotten story of the Hankey, from its altruistic beginnings to its disastrous end, and describes the ship's fateful impact upon people from West Africa to Philadelphia, Haiti to London. Billy G. Smith chased the story of the Hankey from archive to archive across several continents, and he now brings back to light a saga that continues to haunt the modern world. It began with a group of high-minded British colonists who planned to establish a colony free of slavery in West Africa. With the colony failing, the ship set sail for the Caribbean and then North America, carrying, as it turned out, mosquitoes infected with yellow fever. The resulting pandemic as the Hankey traveled from one port to the next was catastrophic. In the United States, tens of thousands died in Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Charleston. The few survivors on the Hankey eventually limped back to London, hopes dashed and numbers decimated. Smith links the voyage and its deadly cargo to some of the most significant events of the era-the success of the Haitian slave revolution, Napoleon's decision to sell the Louisiana Territory, a change in the geopolitical situation of the new United States-and spins a riveting tale of unintended consequences and the legacy of slavery that will not die"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Billy G.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hankey (Ship : 1784)
  • Bolama Association
  • Yellow fever
  • Epidemics
  • Yellow fever
  • Yellow fever
  • Antislavery movements
  • Abolitionists
  • Bolama Island (Guinea-Bissau)
  • Bolama Island (Guinea-Bissau)
Label
Ship of death : a voyage that changed the Atlantic world, Billy G. Smith
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10800428
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (327 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300199239
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Ship of death : a voyage that changed the Atlantic world, Billy G. Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10800428
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (327 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300199239
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote

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