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RICE, RESISTANCE, AND FORCED TRANSATLANTIC COMMUNITIES: (RE)ENVISIONING THE AFRICAN DIASPORA IN LOW COUNTRY GEORGIA, 1750-1800
Karen B. Bell
The Journal of African American History
Vol. 95, No. 2 (Spring 2010), pp. 157-182
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5323/jafriamerhist.95.2.0157
Page Count: 26
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Abstract [T]he Negro business is a great object with us, it is to the Trade of this country, as the Soul to the Body, and without it no House can gain a proper stability, the planter will as far as in his power sacrifice everything to attain [N]egroes and those who have the disposal of them, will always command their Crops, which is everything to a Merchant; the prices with us are tempting to the adventurer, until importation takes place directly from the Coast, many will be sent in from the West Indies … but this is not the [channel] we would wish to attain them though—tis from the Coast only we wish to receive them. —Joseph Clay, Savannah Merchant.1Letters of Joseph Clay, Merchant of Savannah, 1776–1798, vol. VIII, (Savannah, GA, 1913), 187.
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