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Two Princes of Calabar An Eighteenth Century Atlantic

In 1767 two princes of a ruling family in the port of Old Calabar on the slave coast of Africa were ambushed and captured by English slavers The princes Little Ephraim Robin John and Ancona Robin Robin John were themselves slave traders who were betrayed by African competitors and so began their own extraordinary odyssey of enslavement Their story written in their own hand survives as a rare firsthand account of the Atlantic slave experience Randy Sparks made the remarkable discovery of the princes' correspondence and has managed to reconstruct their adventures from it They were transported from the coast of Africa to Dominica where they were sold to a French physician By employing their considerable language and interpersonal skills they cleverly negotiated several escapes that took them from the Caribbean to Virginia and to England but always ended in their being enslaved again Finally in England they sued for and remarkably won their freedom Eventually they found their way back to Old Calabar and evidence suggests resumed their business of slave trading The Two Princes of Calabar offers a rare glimpse into the eighteenth century Atlantic World and slave trade from an African perspective It brings us into the trading communities along the coast of Africa and follows the regular movement of goods people and ideas across and around the Atlantic It is an extraordinary tale of slaves' relentless quest for freedom and their important role in the creation of the modern Atlantic WorldIn 1767 two princes of a ruling family in the port of Old Calabar on the slave coast of Africa were ambushed and captured by English slavers The princes Little Ephraim Robin John and Ancona Robin Robin John were themselves slave traders who were betrayed by African competitors and so began their own extraordinary odyssey of enslavement Their story written in their own hand survives as a rare firsthand account of the Atlantic slave experience Randy Sparks made the remarkable discovery of the princes' correspondence and has managed to reconstruct their adventures from it They were transported from the coast of Africa to Dominica where they were sold to a French physician By employing their considerable language and interpersonal skills they cleverly negotiated several escapes that took them from the Caribbean to Virginia and to England but always ended in their being enslaved again Finally in England they sued for and remarkably won their freedom Eventually they found their way back to Old Calabar and evidence suggests resumed their business of slave trading The Two Princes of Calabar offers a rare glimpse into the eighteenth century Atlantic World and slave trade from an African perspective It brings us into the trading communities along the coast of Africa and follows the regular movement of goods people and ideas across and around the Atlantic It is an extraordinary tale of slaves' relentless quest for freedom and their important role in the creation of the modern Atlantic WorldIn 1767 two princes of a ruling family in the port of Old Calabar on the slave coast of Africa were ambushed and captured by English slavers The princes Little Ephraim Robin John and Ancona Robin Robin John were themselves slave traders who were betrayed by African competitors and so began their own extraordinary odyssey of enslavement Their story written in their own hand survives as a rare firsthand account of the Atlantic slave experience Randy Sparks made the remarkable discovery of the princes' correspondence and has managed to reconstruct their adventures from it They were transported from the coast of Africa to Dominica where they were sold to a French physician By employing their considerable language and interpersonal skills they cleverly negotiated several escapes that took them from the Caribbean to Virginia and to England but always ended in their being enslaved again Finally in England they sued for and remarkably won their freedom Eventually they found their way back to Old Calabar and evidence suggests resumed their business of slave trading The Two Princes of Calabar offers a rare glimpse into the eighteenth century Atlantic World and slave trade from an African perspective It brings us into the trading communities along the coast of Africa and follows the regular movement of goods people and ideas across and around the Atlantic It is an extraordinary tale of slaves' relentless quest for freedom and their important role in the creation of the modern Atlantic World