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The Slave Ship: A Human History

Authors: Rediker, Marcus
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: HIS056000, HIS036000, SOC054000
ISBN: 9781440620843, Related ISBNs: 0143114255, 0670018236, 1440620849, 9780143114253, 9780670018239
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 448,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: “Masterly.”—Adam Hochschild, The New York Times Book Review

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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