Captivity's Collections: Science, Natural History, and the British Transatlantic Slave Trade
Published by: The University of North Carolina Press
Imprint: University of North Carolina Press
Sales Date: 2023-10-17
Published: October 2023
256 Pages, 6.10 x 9.20 x 0.70 in, 15 halftones, 4 maps, 1 table
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Grounded in extensive archival research on both sides of the Atlantic, Captivity's Collections mines scientific treatises, slaving companies' records, naturalists' correspondence, and museum catalogs to recover in rich detail the scope of the slave trade's collecting operations. The book reveals the scientific and natural historical profit derived from these activities and the crucial role of specimens gathered along the routes of the slave trade on emerging ideas in natural history.