A Merciless Place: The Lost Story of Britain's Convict Disaster in Africa by Emma Christopher (Hardback, 2011)
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- DescriptionThe disastrous history of the British transportation of convicts to West Africa after the loss of the North American colonies, and before the opening of Australia as a new destination for Britan's criminal classes
- Author BiographyEmma Christopher holds two Australia Research Council fellowships and is on the faculty of the Department of History at the University of Sydney. She gained her PhD from University College London in 2002 and has received grants and fellowships from the British Academy, the Royal Historical Society, Harvard University's Atlantic World Center, and Yale University's Gilder Lehrman Center. She has also been a Mellon Fellow at the Huntington Library in California, a Caird Fellow at the National Maritime Museum in London and a Paul Cuffe Fellow at Mystic Seaport Museum, Connecticut. She is the author of Slave Ship Sailors and their Captive Cargoes, 1730-1808, and the co-editor of Many Middle Passages: Forced Migration and the Making of the Modern World.
- PrizesWinner of Ernest Scott Prize for History 2011.
- Author(s)Emma Christopher
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication11/08/2011
- GenreHistory: Specific Subjects
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Out-of-print date28/01/2015
- Content Note8pp black and white plates
- Weight815 g
- Width153 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine39 mm
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