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Freedom's Debt: The Royal African Company and the Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1672-1752

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Freedom's Debt : The Royal African Company and the Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1672-1752. / Pettigrew, William A.

Chapel Hill, NC : Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press, 2013. 272 p.

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Pettigrew, WA 2013, Freedom's Debt: The Royal African Company and the Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1672-1752. Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC. <https://www.uncpress.org/book/9781469629858/freedoms-debt/>

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Pettigrew WA. Freedom's Debt: The Royal African Company and the Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1672-1752. Chapel Hill, NC: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press, 2013. 272 p.

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Pettigrew, William A. / Freedom's Debt : The Royal African Company and the Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1672-1752. Chapel Hill, NC : Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press, 2013. 272 p.

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