Daughters of the Trade

Examining five generations of marriages between African women and European men in a Gold Coast slave trading port, Daughters of the Trade uncovers the vital role interracial relationships played in the production of racial discourse and the increasing stratification of the early modern Atlantic world.

Daughters of the Trade
Atlantic Slavers and Interracial Marriage on the Gold Coast

Pernille Ipsen

2015 | 288 pages | Cloth $49.95 | Paper $28.95
History / African-American Studies/African Studies
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Table of Contents


Introduction. Severine's Ancestors
Chapter 1. Setting Up
Chapter 2. A Hybrid Position
Chapter 3. "What in Guinea You Promised Me"
Chapter 4. "Danish Christian Mulatresses"
Chapter 5. Familiar Circles
Epilogue. Edward Carstensen's Parenthesis

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