The slave ship: a human history

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For more than three centuries, slave ships carried millions of people from the coasts of Africa across the Atlantic to the New World. Much is known of the slave trade and the American plantation complex, but little of the ships that made it all possible. In The Slave Ship, award-winning historian Marcus Rediker draws on thirty years of research in maritime archives to create an unprecedented history of these vessels and the human drama acted out on their rolling decks. He reconstructs in chilling detail the lives, deaths, and terrors of captains, sailors, and the enslaved aboard a "floating dungeon" trailed by sharks. From the young African kidnapped from his village and sold to the slavers by a neighboring tribe, to the would-be priest who takes a job as a sailor on a slave ship only to be horrified by the evil he sees, to the captain who relishes having "a hell of my own," Rediker illuminates the lives of people who were thought to have left no trace.This is a tale of tragedy and terror, but also an epic of resilience, survival, and the creation of something entirely new, something that could only be called African American. 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.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Merchant mariners, Race relations, Slave ships -- History, Slave trade -- Africa -- History, Slaves
title_display The slave ship : a human history
title_full The slave ship : a human history [electronic resource] / Marcus Rediker, The slave ship [electronic resource] : a human history / Marcus Rediker
title_short The slave ship :
title_sub a human history
topic_facet History, Merchant mariners, Race relations, Slave ships, Slave trade, Slaves