Presenting a thorough analysis of the Dutch participation in the transatlantic slave trade, this book is based upon extensive research in Dutch archives. The book examines the whole range of Dutch involvement in the Atlantic slave trade from the beginning of the 1600s to the nineteenth century.
List of tables, figures and maps; Preface; 1. Foundations of the slave traffic, 1600-61; 2. Curacao and the asiento trade, 1650-1730; 3. The Dutch on the West African coast; 4. Trade and politics on the African coast; 5. Volume of African exports and origins of slaves; 6. Organization and mechanics of the trade; 7. The triangular trade; 8. The Dutch plantation colonies under WIC monopoly, 1618-1738; 9. The era of the free trade, 1730-80; 10. The slaves: their treatment and mortality; 11. Finances, marketing and profitability; 12. The end of the Dutch slave trade, 1781-1815; Appendixes; Bibliography; Index.