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Recaptured Africans : Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation in the Final Years of the Slave Trade.

Author: Sharla M Fett
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2017.
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"In the years just before the Civil War, during the most intensive phase of American slave-trade suppression, the U.S. Navy seized roughly 2,000 enslaved Africans from illegal slave ships and brought them into temporary camps at Key West and Charleston. In this study, Sharla Fett reconstructs the social world of these "recaptives" and recounts the relationships they built to survive the holds of slave ships,  Read more...
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Fett, Sharla M.
Recaptured Africans : Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation in the Final Years of the Slave Trade.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sharla M Fett
ISBN: 9781469630045 1469630044 9781469630038 1469630036
OCLC Number: 965168110
Description: 1 online resource (307 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Recaptives of a Slaveholding Republic; 2. Proslavery Waters; 3. Suffering and Spectacle; 4.A Human Rights Counterpoint; 5. Surviving Recaptive Transport; 6. Becoming Liberian "Congoes"; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.

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