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The Slave-Trader's Letter-Book: Charles Lamar, the Wanderer, and Other Tales of the African Slave Trade

The Slave Trader s Letter Book Charles Lamar the Wanderer and Other Tales of the African Slave Trade In Savannah businessman Charles Lamar in violation of U S law organized the shipment of hundreds of Africans on the luxury yacht Wanderer to Jekyll Island Georgia The four hundred survivors of

  • Title: The Slave-Trader's Letter-Book: Charles Lamar, the Wanderer, and Other Tales of the African Slave Trade
  • Author: Jim Jordan
  • ISBN: 9780820351957
  • Page: 295
  • Format: ebook
  • In 1858 Savannah businessman Charles Lamar, in violation of U.S law, organized the shipment of hundreds of Africans on the luxury yacht Wanderer to Jekyll Island, Georgia The four hundred survivors of the Middle Passage were sold into bondage This was the first successful documented slave landing in the United States in about four decades and shocked a nation already onIn 1858 Savannah businessman Charles Lamar, in violation of U.S law, organized the shipment of hundreds of Africans on the luxury yacht Wanderer to Jekyll Island, Georgia The four hundred survivors of the Middle Passage were sold into bondage This was the first successful documented slave landing in the United States in about four decades and shocked a nation already on the path to civil war.In 1886 the North American Review published excerpts from thirty of Lamar s letters from the 1850s, reportedly taken from his letter book, which describe his criminal activities However, the authenticity of the letters was in doubt until very recently In 2009, researcher Jim Jordan found a cache of private papers belonging to Charles Lamar s father, stored for decades in an attic in New Jersey Among the documents was Charles Lamar s letter book, confirming him as the author.This book has two parts The first recounts the flamboyant and reckless life of Lamar himself, including Lamar s involvement in southern secession, the slave trade, and a plot to overthrow the government of Cuba A portrait emerges at odds with Lamar s previous image as a savvy entrepreneur and principled rebel Instead, we see a man who was often broke and whose volatility sabotaged him at every turn His involvement in the slave trade was driven by financial desperation than southern defiance The second part presents the Slave Trader s Letter Book Together with annotations, these seventy long lost letters shed light on the lead up to the Civil War from the remarkable perspective of a troubled, and troubling, figure.

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    1. As a history buff and researcher, this title appealed to me right away. I am from the Brunswick/Jekyll Island area and my family has been there since before we were a country. Lamar is a reckless and troubled man. Having his livelihood pretty much handed to him by his father, he proceeds to run every business he touches into the ground. The book give the reader quite a bit of information that even I haven't seen before. These letters are a valuable piece of history not only for Georgia but for [...]

    2. I have not read much about the Wanderer and Charles Lamar in the past, but these letters and Jordan's book are a valuable piece of American History. Jordan uses the book to give information in two ways: the first part a narrative of Lamar's life, the second: his letters. The first helps readers understand bits of the man, the second the slave trade. Jordan also makes good use of other sources to comprise a complete work that can interest anyone that enjoys American history. Reading the book make [...]

    3. I had never heard of the story of Charles Lamar and the tale of the Wanderer before. It was eye opening and shocking. The one thing I would have liked to have known.whatever happened to the Africans that landed in the U.S. from the Wanderer. I think that the author needed to stay focused more on the important detailsI got lost in the names and places of all that was happening.

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