Inikori's Odyssey: Measuring the British Slave Trade, 1655-1807

TitleInikori's Odyssey: Measuring the British Slave Trade, 1655-1807
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsRichardson, D, Behrendt, SD, Eltis, D
JournalCahiers d'Etudes Africaines
Volume35
Pagination599-615
ISBN Number0008-0055
Keywords1655-1807, AFRICA, article, British slave trade estimates, Eighteenth Century, England, Great Britain, History (1655-1807), International trade, Methodological Problems, Seventeenth Century, Slave trade, Slavery, United Kingdom
Abstract

Questions the methodology underlying Joseph Inikori's revised upward estimates of the volume of the British slave trade in 1698-1807 published in 1989 by David Richardson. Further evidence is also offered in support of Richardson's claim that his estimate represented probably an upper-bound figure for slave shipments from the west coast of Africa. 1 Table, 29 . Adapted from the source document.