“'Scrapeing the world for money': Nicholas Owen’s Manuscript Journal, 1746-1757"

OI Colloquium with Kerry Sinanan Nicholas Owen’s Journal of a Slave-Dealer was edited by Eveline Martin in 1930. In this talk Sinanan will discuss the manuscript journal itself which has remained unexamined since its publication. Forged in the West African space of slave trading by an impoverished, white, Anglo-Irishman with pretensions to gentility, Owen’s description of his life in… Read More

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