The Slave Ship: A Human History

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John Murray, 2007 - Merchant mariners - 434 pages
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The human drama of the slave trade told from a new perspective, from the decks of the slave ship

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This book is extremely difficult to read. - Goodreads
Wonderfully well researched. - Goodreads
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The book can be hard to read, emotionally speaking. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Megan Taylor - Goodreads

Wonderfully well researched. The author goes into deep detail but because the narratives of the slaves, captain and sailors overlap, some of the author's writing became redundant toward the end with ... Read full review

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User Review  - Isaac - Goodreads

A very good book on the African slave trade. Focuses primarily on the so-called Middle Passage, while casting the slave ships themselves as veritable floating dungeons, but Rediker also points to the ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

Marcus Rediker holds a Ph.D in history from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh. One of America's foremost maritime and Atlantic historians, he has held several fellowships and lectured around the world. He is author of four books, including (with Peter Linebaugh) the prize-winningThe Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic.

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