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The Slave Ship : A Human History
by Marcus Rediker


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780143114253
  • ISBN-10: 0143114255
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: September 2008
  • Page Count: 434
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP


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Books > History > General
Books > Transportation > Ships & Shipbuilding - History
Books > Social Science > Slavery

 
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