Author Results for Bruce L. Mouser

The Rio Pongo Crisis of 1820 and the Search for a Strategy for the Anti-Slavery Squadron off West Africa

By Bruce L. Mouser

This article focuses upon the conundrums faced in 1820 by an officer of the Anti-Slavery Squadron and by a slave trader resident upon the African coast, neither of whom was certain of the rules of engagement or what might be expected from the other. In this case, forces allied with the slave trader fired upon […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Biography | Strategy & Diplomacy