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The slave ship : a human history

Author: Marcus Rediker
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 decks.
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rediker, Marcus.
Slave ship.
New York : Penguin Books, 2008
(OCoLC)223803845
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Rediker
ISBN: 9781440620843 1440620849 9781436248525 1436248523 9781436255219 143625521X
OCLC Number: 956508644
Awards: American Historical Association James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History, 2008.
Description: 1 online resource (434 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction --
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.
Responsibility: Marcus Rediker.

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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 decks.

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