The Slave Ship
A Human History
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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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Slave Ship is an extraordinary book. It is thoroughly researched and documented. Written with great insight and thought analysis. I am amazed at the author's understanding of the Middle Passage and the journey of Africans to the Americas. Read the introduction!