The Slave Ship

The Slave Ship

A Human History

Book - 2008
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In this widely praised history of an infamous institution, award-winning scholar Marcus Rediker shines a light into the darkest corners of the British and American slave ships of the eighteenth century. Drawing on thirty years of research in maritime archives, court records, diaries, and firsthand accounts, The Slave Ship is riveting and sobering in its revelations, reconstructing in chilling detail a world nearly lost to history: the floating dungeons at the forefront of the birth of African American culture.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Penguin (Non-Classics), 2008
Edition: Reprint ed
ISBN: 9780143114253
Branch Call Number: 326.9 RED
Characteristics: 434 p


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Mardian Aug 27, 2015

Fabulously detailed work, this book was a great choice for the playwright Naomi Wallace as a source for her Play, "The Liquid Plain," recently performed at Signature Theater. It was difficult to read more than a little at a time, but it was so rewarding in terms of data. Thank you for saving me from have to se AMAZING GRACE.

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