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Africa Squadron : The U. S. Navy and the Slave Trade, 1842-1861

By: Canney, Donald L.

Price: $13.50  $12.15

Publisher: Washington, Potomac Books: 2006

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 043509

ISBN: 1574886061

Condition: New


Donald L. Canney 's study is the first book-length history of the U.S. Navy 's Africa Squadron. Established in 1842 to enforce the ban on importing slaves to the United States, in twenty years time the squadron proved ineffective. To officers and enlisted men alike, duty in the squadron was unpopular. The equatorial climate, departmental neglect, and judicial indifference, which allowed slavers back at sea, all contributed to the sailors frustration. Later, the most damaging allegation was that the squadron had failed at its mission. Canney investigates how this unit earned a poor reputation a... View more info