The Door of No Return

The Door of No Return

Cape Coast Castle and the Slave Trade

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Describes the British headquarters at Ghana's Cape Coast Castle, the "last look" point for more than three million men, women, and children sold into the seventeenth-century slave trade.

Perseus Publishing
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.


Independent Publishing Group
The grim history of the slave trade from Africa is one that has had an impact on generations of people all over the world. While much of the initial voyage and inhumane treatment of slavery has been historically analyzed, there has been little written on the several forts and castles along the coast of Ghana that were used as slave holding facilities. This book focuses primarily on Cape Coast Castle, the African headquarters of the British slave trade from 1664 to 1807, through which countless men, women, and children were sold as slaves and carried away on slave ships, often to North America. It tells the story of the people who lived, worked, or were imprisoned within its walls, as well as the construction and upkeep of the building, the arrivals and departures of ships, the negotiations with local African leaders, and the deadly diseases inside.


Baker
& Taylor

This book tells the grim story of Cape Coast Castle in present-day Ghana, the African headquarters of the British slave trade from 1664 to 1807. From this massive building on the Atlantic shore, countless men, women, and children were sold as slaves and carried away on slave ships, often to North America. Here we read about some of the people who lived, worked, or were imprisoned within the Castle, as well as about its construction and upkeep, the arrivals and departures of ships, and the negotiations with local African leaders.

Publisher: New York, NY : BlueBridge, 2007
ISBN: 9781933346052
1933346051
Branch Call Number: 306.362 STC
Characteristics: 282 p. :,ill., map :,22 cm.

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