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Captain Canot: Twenty Years of an African Slave Ship - An Account of Captain's Career and Adventures on the Coast In the Interior on Shipboard and in the West Indies Written Out and Edited From the Captain's Journals Memoranda and Conversations - cover

Captain Canot: Twenty Years of an African Slave Ship - An Account of Captain's Career and Adventures on the Coast In the Interior on Shipboard and in the West Indies Written Out and Edited From the Captain's Journals Memoranda and Conversations

Brantz Mayer, Theodore Canot

Publisher: Madison & Adams Press

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"Captain Canot, or Twenty Years of an African Slaver" is a biography of Captain Theodore Canot written and edited from his journals, memoranda and conversations by Brantz Mayer. Canot's biography is notable for its vividness and general accuracy and it illustrates perfectly the conduct and character of every branch of the slave trade.

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