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By Alexander X. Byrd

Captives and Voyagers lines the departures, voyages, and landings of enslaved and unfastened blacks who left their homelands within the eighteenth century for British colonies and examines how displacement and resettlement formed migrant society and, in flip, Britain's Atlantic empire. Alexander X. Byrd specializes in the 2 biggest and most important streams of black dislocation: the compelled migration of Africans from the Biafran inside of present-day southeastern Nigeria to Jamaica as a part of the British slave exchange and the trips of unfastened blacks from nice Britain and British North the United States to Sierra Leone in West Africa. through paying specific recognition to the social and cultural results of transatlantic migration at the teams themselves and focusing to boot on their position within the British Empire, Byrd illuminates the which means and adventure of slavery and liberty for individuals whose activities have been equally beset via severe violence and catastrophe.

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