The second section of AMA is set mainly in Elmina Castle. The left hand panel has links to pages which fill in the historical and cultural background:

The slaves' experience

The Journey to the Coast

Resistance to the slave trade on African soil

Learning English

The African hosts

The Fanti

The Castles and those who lived in them

Elmina and the Dutch

Jacobus Capitein, Catholic chaplain at Elmina  (mentioned in AMA)

Cape Coast and the British

Philip Quaque, Anglican chaplain at Cape Coast  (appears as a character in AMA)

Richard Brew, Irish slave-trader (appears as a character in AMA)

What sort of society produced the slave traders?

Europe in the eighteenth century

The Portuguese

White man's grave: diseases and their treatment


Isert, P. E., Letters on West Africa and the Slave Trade: Paul Erdmann Isertís Journey to Guinea and the Caribbean Islands in Columbia (1788) translated and edited by Selena Axelrod Winsnes 234 ◊ 156 mm; 288 pages; 9 half-tone illustrations, 2 maps 1992 Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press hardback, ISBN 0-19-726105-1