Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943


William and Mary Quarterly

3d ser., 58, no. 1 January 2001

Preface
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
3

Acknowledgments

6

Foreword
David Brion Davis and Robert P. Forbes
7

The Transatlantic Slave Trade: A New Census
Barbara L. Solow
9

The Volume and Structure of the Transatlantic Slave Trade:
A Reassessment
 | Web Supplement
David Eltis
17

African Conceptions of Gender and the Slave Traffic  | Web Supplement
G. Ugo Nwokeji
47

Shipboard Revolts, African Authority, and the Atlantic Slave Trade
David Richardson
69

Transoceanic Mortality:
The Slave Trade in Comparative Perspective
 | Web Supplement
Herbert S. Klein, Stanley L. Engerman, Robin Haines, and Ralph Shlomowitz
93

The French Slave Trade: An Overview
David Geggus
119

The Chesapeake Slave Trade: Regional Patterns, African Origins,
and Some Implications
 | Web Supplement
Lorena S. Walsh
139

Markets, Transaction Cycles, and Profits:
Merchant Decision Making in the British Slave Trade

Stephen D. Behrendt
171

The Dynamics of the Slave Market and Slave Purchasing
Patterns in Jamaica, 1655–1788

Trevor Burnard and Kenneth J. Morgan
205

The Slave Trade as History and Memory: Confrontations of
Slaving Voyage Documents and Communal Traditions

Ralph A. Austen
229

Considering the Slave Trade: History and Memory
Bernard Bailyn
245

Reviews of Books

Eltis, The Rise of African Slavery in the Americas. By Stephanie E. Smallwood253

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: A Database on CD-ROM, ed. Eltis, Behrendt, Richardson, and Klein By Stephanie E. Smallwood253

Teaching the Literatures of Early America, ed. Mulford. By Ivy T. Schweitzer 261

Scanlan, Colonial Writing and the New World, 1583–1671: Allegories of Desire. By Peter Hulme270

Landers, Black Society in Spanish Florida. By Daniel C. Littlefield272

Din, Spaniards, Planters, and Slaves: The Spanish Regulation of Slavery in Louisiana, 1763–1803. By Jennifer M. Spear276

Butler, Becoming America: The Revolution before 1776. By Ruth H. Bloch 278

Wokeck, Trade in Strangers: The Beginnings of Mass Migration to North America. By Marilyn C. Baseler282

Baseler, “Asylum for Manking”: America, 1607–1800. By Anita Tien285

Hoffman and Mason, Princes of Ireland, Planters of Maryland: A Carroll Saga, 1500–1782. By Richard S. Dunn288

Onuf, Jefferson? Empire: The Language of American Nationhood . By James T. Kloppenberg 291

Gardner, Master Plots: Race and the Founding of an American Literature, 1787–1845. By Dana D. Nelson294

Appleby, Inheriting the Revolution: The First Generation of Americans. By Paul E. Johnson 296

Hodges, Slavery, Freedom, and Culture among Early American Workers. By By Michele Gillespie300