Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Week 4

Insurance covered slaves that drowned. Insurance on these voyages also covered 'Acts of War'. The owners / captians contended that slave revolts aboard ship should be considered an act of war, this by the captains especially because they were responsible to the owners for all matters that occured aboard ship. This was a matter of contention between the financier's and insurer's of slave ship ventures.
Harms, The Diligent

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