The Slave Ship A Human History by Marcus Rediker

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Published by Tantor Media .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Maritime History,
  • Ships & Shipbuilding - History,
  • Slavery,
  • Cultural Region/African,
  • History / General,
  • Social Science/General,
  • Transportation/Ships & Shipbuilding - History,
  • Unabridged Audio / History,
  • Africa - General,
  • Discrimination & Racism,
  • History,
  • Unabridged Audio - History,
  • History: World

Edition Notes

Book details

ContributionsDavid Drummond (Narrator)
The Physical Object
FormatAudio CD
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9710715M
ISBN 101400104793
ISBN 109781400104796

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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/5().

The book closes with accounts of the insurrection by sailors in Liverpool inin which a thousand sailors The Slave Ship book red ribbons and armed with muskets, blunderbusses, and cannons attempted to destroy the Mercantile Exchange, and of the role of the slave ship in.

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/5(10).

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The Slave Ship by Marcus Rediker is a scholarly story of the Middle The Slave Ship book. This book traces the tale of the Slave from capture, through a torturous journey across Africa and the final chapter, transported across the Atlantic ending in the beginning of Hell to millions of Black Africans.

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The slave ship gives a fascinating forte in the archives of slavery and the making of modern history. It was a vehicle, transporting captives whose labor was necessary for America's economic survival; it was a factory, where African men, women, and children were transformed into "cargo"; and it was an instrument of war, complete with fearsome weapons with the capability to Cited by: 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.

“Masterly.”—Adam Hochschild, The New York Times Book ReviewIn 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 4/5(4). “Making the slave ship real, ”historian Rediker (History/Univ. of Pittsburgh) revivifies the horror of this world-changing machine.

Bymore than nine-million Africans in shackles, manacles, neck rings, locks and chains had been carried to New World plantations, a crime impossible without ships, the most complex machines of the age, turned for this evil purpose into floating dungeons.

J.M.W. Turner was inspired to paint The Slave Ship in after reading The History and Abolition of the Slave Trade by Thomas Clarkson. Inthe captain of the slave ship Zong had ordered slaves to be thrown overboard so that insurance payments could be : J. Turner. Marcus Rediker’s historical The Slave Ship: A Human History () describes what happened aboard the ships carrying slaves from Africa to the Americas across the Atlantic Ocean.

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Zora Neale Hurston’s searing book about the final survivor of the transatlantic slave trade, Cudjo Lewis, is being published nearly a century after it was written. In The Slave Ship, award-winning historian Marcus Rediker draws on 30 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. The slave ship was the instrument of history's greatest forced migration and a key to the origins and growth of global capitalism, yet much of its history remains unknown.

Marcus Rediker uncovers the extraordinary human drama that played out on this world-changing vessel. The Slave Ship: A Human History is a book written by American author, scholar, professor and historian Marcus Rediker.

It was first published in October by Penguin Books in the United States, and December by Viking books in the United Kingdoms before being re-published in in both countries, publisher still being Penguin Books in.

The Slave Ship: A Human History is a historical study of the incredible human suffering and terror experienced by slaves who were transported from West Africa to the New World on British slave. A plan of the British slave ship Brookes, showing how slaves were accommodated on board.

This same ship had reportedly carried as many as people; published by the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade Part of a series on. The Slave Ship is the fourth book written by Marcus Rediker, a prize-winning American historian of the early-modern era and the Atlantic world and a Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh.

In this groundbreaking work, historian and scholar Rediker considers the relationships between the slave ship captain and his crew, between the sailors and the slaves, and among the captives themse.

About The Slave Ship “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.

Book Description Penguin Putnam Inc, United States, Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. "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/5(K).

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In the book, he describes how slave ship captains and members of their crew worked with African leaders to procure slaves.

Based on a lot of evidence. Accompanying text detailed conditions onboard the ship, and a cartouche showed a slave in chains with the words, "Am I Not a Man and a Brother?" In the mids, trader John Hawkins sailed from England to the west coast of Africa, where he purchased African slaves.

The book does not attempt to deal with the entire history of the slave trade, but only with its British and North American/U.S. components, and therefore extends only to the legal abolition of these national trades in In practice, the focus on the slave ship is not rigorously maintained, with one chapter devoted to “African Paths to the Author: Robin Law.

The Slave Ship: A Human History Marcus Rediker 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.

The ship itself and its physical structure are a very important part of the story. There are three groups to your seaborne story, the sailors, the ships' captains and the slaves themselves.

The sailors' was a world of grave contradictions. The reasons they served on slave ship voyages were many and complicated.

Marcus Rediker talked about his book [The Slave Ship: A Human History], published by Viking. In his book he documents the history of the American and British slave ships of the 18th century that. The following are extracts from the logbook of the Bristol slave ship the Black Prince, in The logbook remains intact today, a page from it is pictured here.

The ‘Journal of an Intended Voyage in the Ship Black Prince from Bristol to the Gold Coast of Africa being Her 7th to the Coast commencing April the 24th ’ was kept by the captain William Miller.

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This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is and it has a suggested retail price of $ It was published by Penguin Books and has a total of pages in the :   A half-century after Congress banned the slave trade, a converted racing yacht defied American law in and made the last documented voyage of an American slave ship.

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