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Letters on West Africa and the slave trade [electronic resource] : Paul Erdmann Isert's journey to Guinea and the Carribean islands in Columbia (1788) / translated from the German and edited by Selena Axelrod Winsnes.

Author/Creator:
Isert, Paul Erdmann, 1756-1789.
Publication:
Legon, Accra, Ghana : Sub-Saharan Publishers, 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (362 p.)
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Standardized Title:
Reise nach Guinea. English
Subjects:
Africa, West -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
West Indies -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Denmark -- Colonies -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Isert, Paul Erdmann, 1756-1789 -- Travel -- Africa, West.
Isert, Paul Erdmann, 1756-1789 -- Travel -- West Indies.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Paul E. Isert, a Dane, arrived in Ghana (then the Gold Coast) in 1783, taking advantage of an opening in the slave trade between Guinea and the West Indies. He was appointed as chief surgeon to the Danish establishments on the Guinea Coast. In 1786 he sailed to the West Indies with a cargo of slaves, who revolted. His experiences in Ghana and the West Indies resolved him to end the trans-Atlantic slave abuse. This book is written in the form of letters to his father. An elusive character, it is clear that he nonetheless had an unreservedly positive attitude towards Africa and its indigenous
Contents:
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of illustrations and maps; Acknowledgements; Editor's Introduction; The background of Danish activity in Guinea and the West Indies; Biography of Isert; The book; Previous translations; This translation; Journey to Guinea and the Caribbean Islands in Columbia (1788); Preface; Table of Contents; First Letter: Guinea 10 November, 1783; Second Letter: Guinea 29 December 1783; Third Letter: Guinea 8 April 1784; Fourth Letter: Guinea 18 May 1784; Fifth Letter: Guinea 25 June 1784; Sixth Letter: Guinea 24 September 1784
Seventh Letter: Guinea 28 March 1785 Eighth Letter: Guinea 16 October 1785; Ninth Letter: Guinea 20 April 1786; Tenth Letter: Guinea 10 August 1786; Eleventh Letter: St. Criox 12 March 1787; Twelfth Letter: Martinique 10 July 1787; Appendix of Meteorological Observations; Editor's Appendices; 1. Chronology; 2. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks; 3. Materials Relating to Frederiksnopel; 4. Isert's Obituary, written by J.A. Kioge; 5. Measurements used by Isert; Bibliography; Epilogue; Index; Back Cover
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [330]-341) and index.
Contributor:
Winsnes, Selena Axelrod, 1925-
ISBN:
1-283-00516-6
9786613005168
9988-647-56-5
9988-647-44-1
9988-647-32-8
OCLC:
830165064