The U.S. Navy’s Africa Squadron with Nicolas Hardisty.
In mini episode #2, Nic Hardisty discusses the Africa Squadron, a United States Navy team tasked with shutting down the Atlantic slave trade during the 19th century. Nic pays particular attention to the USS Constellation’s encounter with slavers on the barque Cora.
Ships mentioned: USS Constellation, USS Constitution, Cora, and Delicia.
Africa Squadron: The U.S. Navy and the Slave Trade, 1842-1861 (Donald Canney)
Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau (Dr. Peter Mendy)
Suppress and Protect: the United States Navy, the African Slave Trade, and Maritime Commerce, 1794-1862 (Judd Scott Harmon)
New York Times Historical Database