Author Results for Bruce Mouser

US Slave Trading on the Rio Pongo: Evidence from the Capture and Trial of the Spitfire of New Orleans, 1845

By Bruce Mouser

In March 1845 vessels of the British and American surveillance squadrons cooperated in the capture of the schooner Spitfire of New Orleans which was collecting a slave cargo at the Rio Pongo on Africa’s western coast. This article considers the context of that collaboration, the trial of the Spitfire‘s captain in Boston, and the complex methods that slavers […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Administration | Miscellaneous