416 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 7 halftones, 11 figures, 7 maps, 26 tables, appends., notes, index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-2984-1
Published: August 2016
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-1535-6
Published: September 2014
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Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press
Awards & distinctions
2015 James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History, American Historical Association
2015 Morris D. Forkosch Prize, American Historical Association
2015 Frank L. and Harriet C. Owsley Award, Southern Historical Association
2015 Elsa Goveia Book Prize, Association of Caribbean Historians
Drawing on a database of over seven thousand intercolonial slave trading voyages compiled from port records, newspapers, and merchant accounts, O'Malley identifies and quantifies the major routes of this intercolonial slave trade. He argues that such voyages were a crucial component in the development of slavery in the Caribbean and North America and that trade in the unfree led to experimentation with free trade between empires.
About the Author
Gregory E. O'Malley is associate professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
For more information about Gregory E. O'Malley, visit the Author Page.
“A refreshing and authoritative history of the English slave trade.”--Journal of American History
“In this rigorously-argued and well-sourced volume, Gregory E. O’Malley establishes himself as being on the cutting edge of scholarship with regards to the complexities of the transatlantic slave trade.”--American Historical Review
"Fills a major gap in the literature….The standard for many years to come."--Journal of Southern History
“Groundbreaking...enhances the scope and complexity of our understanding of the slave trade.”--New England Quarterly
“A new and arresting perspective on the British slave trade in the early modern world.”-Choice
“Important scholarly insights to our collective understanding of the Atlantic slave trade, and, more broadly, Atlantic slavery, continue to arrive with increasing frequency every year. Few, however, are as likely to provide such major quantitative contributions and qualitative insights as Greg O’Malley’s exemplary first book, Final Passages.”--Journal of British Studies