“People aren’t cargo mate” ~ Captain Jackson Hawke, 1826 Excerpt from Emmanuel Uchendu’s “The African Realm: A History”, University of Liberia Press, 1980. The Atlantic slave trade peaked in the 18th century with at least 60,000 slaves exported out of Africa per year in the mid-late 1700’s. By this point, the slave trade dominated … More Empire of Liberty: A Vile Trade
Excerpt from Christopher Littleton’s “Bonaparte”, Random House Publishing, 2012. The end of the War of the Second Coalition brought peace to Europe for the first time in nearly a decade. Yet “peace in Europe” did not equate to a complete peace. The initial trigger to the war had been Napoléon’s daring expedition to Egypt and … More Empire of Liberty: Where is Hoche?