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Spirits of the passage : the Transatlantic slave trade in the seventeenth century

Author: Madeleine Burnside; Rosemarie Robotham; Cornel West
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Editions, ©1997.
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The story of the early slave trade between Africa and the New World, especially Barbados, is told around the discovery of a wrecked slave ship. The book points out the differences between slavery in the seventeenth and the nineteenth centuries.
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Genre/Form: History
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Burnside, Madeleine.
Spirits of the passage.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Editions, ©1997
(OCoLC)654750895
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Madeleine Burnside; Rosemarie Robotham; Cornel West
ISBN: 0684818191 9780684818191
OCLC Number: 35638730
Description: 192 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Foreword : The ignoble paradox of Western modernity / Cornel West --
Introduction : Spirits / Rosemarie Robotham --
Chattel slavery: the rise of the transatlantic trade. Africa's wealth ; The world context ; The human trade ; The pirate coast of Barbary ; The ransomed children ; Sugar's first slaves ; A latecomer to the trade --
London in the 1690s: the imperatives of commerce. The reckoning ; Up from the ashes ; The way of the guilds ; The apprentice's lot ; Africans in London ; The birth of Western racism ; The new feudal lords ; Squalls at sea ; The lure of the sea ; The fate of the soul --
The slave coast of Africa: a culture plundered. Invoking the ancestors ; "The Igbo make no kings" ; Njinga, the queen-king ; The nature of contact ; A cultural exchange, 1400-1700 ; The measure of bondage ; A life of exile ; Africa's loss --
The middle passage: "the galling of the chains." Let the trading begin ; Wood shelves and yams ; A stolen child ; "Last friend, death" ; The planter's son ; A floating hell ; The "good" captains ; The price of a dead slave ; State of grace --
The Americas: tales of resistance and survival. Equiano's burden ; Joseph Cinque and the case of the Amistad mutiny ; King sugar ; Indentured lives ; Migrations of the planter class ; The forbearance of women ; Color matters ; Kinship rituals ; Maroon culture ; Healing Africa's children ; The long voyage home ; Spirits in the water --
Afterword : The wreck of the Henrietta Marie / Madeleine Burnside.
Responsibility: text by Madeleine Burnside ; edited by Rosemarie Robotham ; foreword by Cornel West.

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The story of the early slave trade between Africa and the New World, especially Barbados, is told around the discovery of a wrecked slave ship. The book points out the differences between slavery in the seventeenth and the nineteenth centuries.

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