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Author Rediker, Marcus.

Title The slave ship : a human history / Marcus Rediker.

Imprint New York : Viking, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library Non-Fiction    306.362 RED    Available
Description 434 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 361-415) and index.
Contents Life, death, and terror in the slave trade -- The evolution of the slave ship -- African paths to the Middle Passage -- Olaudah Equiano : astonishment and terror -- James Field Stanfield and the floating dungeon -- John Newton and the peaceful kingdom -- The captain's own hell -- The sailor's vast machine -- From captives to shipmates -- The long voyage of the slave ship Brooks -- Epilogue: endless passage.
Summary For more than three centuries, slave ships carried millions of people from the coasts of Africa to the New World. Here, award-winning historian Rediker creates a detailed history of these vessels and the human drama acted out on their rolling decks. Rediker restores the slave ship to its rightful place alongside the plantation as a formative institution of slavery, as a place where a profound and still haunting history of race, class, and modern capitalism was made.--From publisher description.
Subject Slave trade -- Africa -- History.
Merchant mariners.
Race relations.
ISBN 9780670018239

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