A solid synthesis, part one sets the tone that is conveyed throughout and draws upon the works of prominent scholars including Eric Williams, C.L.R. James, Paul Lovejoy, Philip Curtin, Patrick Manning, and Robert Stein to tackle the economic aspects of the trade, including profitability. [...] French trading vessels, many of which, like NotreDame-de-la-Piti and Marie-Joseph, were named "so as to profess a clear conscience" (p. 40), principal trading ports such as Nantes, Bordeaux, and La Rochelle, trade goods, and the Middle Passage are illuminated to demonstrate the economic importance of slavery and slave trading to France.
The French Atlantic Triangle: Literature and Culture of the Slave Trade Bernard Moitt The International Journal of African Historical Studies; 2009; 42, 2; Docstoc
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