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The slave ship : a human history /

by Rediker, Marcus.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2008, c2007Description: 434 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780143114253 (pbk.); 0143114255 (pbk.).Subject(s): Slave trade -- Africa -- History | Slaves | Merchant mariners | Race relations
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 -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index -- Illustration sources and credits.
Summary: 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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Includes bibliographical references (p. 361-415) and index.

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 -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index -- Illustration sources and credits.

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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