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A German Barber-Surgeon in the Atlantic Slave Trade - The Seventeenth-Century Journal of Johann Peter Oettinger (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,348
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A German Barber-Surgeon in the Atlantic Slave Trade - The Seventeenth-Century Journal of Johann Peter Oettinger (Hardcover)

Johann Peter Oettinger; Contributions by Craig Koslofsky, Roberto Zaugg

Series: Studies in Early Modern German History

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As he traveled across Germany and the Netherlands and sailed on Dutch and Brandenburg slave ships to the Caribbean and Africa from 1682 to 1696, the young German barber-surgeon Johann Peter Oettinger (1666-1746) recorded his experiences in a detailed journal, discovered by Roberto Zaugg and Craig Koslofsky in a Berlin archive. Oettinger's journal describes shipboard life, trade in Africa, the horrors of the Middle Passage, and the sale of enslaved captives in the Caribbean. Translated here for the first time, A German Barber-Surgeon in the Atlantic Slave Trade documents Oettinger's journeys across the Atlantic, his work as a surgeon, his role in the purchase and branding of enslaved Africans, and his experiences in France and the Netherlands. His descriptions of Amsterdam, Curacao, St. Thomas, and Suriname, as well as his account of societies along the coast of West Africa, from Mauritania to Gabon, contain rare insights into all aspects of Europeans' burgeoning trade in African captives in the late seventeenth century. This journeyman's eyewitness account of all three routes of the triangle trade will be invaluable to scholars of the early modern world on both sides of the Atlantic.

General

Imprint: University of Virginia Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Studies in Early Modern German History
Release date: November 2020
Authors: Johann Peter Oettinger
Contributors: Craig Koslofsky • Roberto Zaugg
Dimensions: 229 x 152mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 216
ISBN-13: 978-0-8139-4445-6
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works > General
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1500 to 1750
Books > Humanities > History > European history > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Slavery & emancipation
Books > History > European history > General
Books > History > World history > 1500 to 1750
LSN: 0-8139-4445-7
Barcode: 9780813944456

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