The Slave Ship: A Human History (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Oct 4, 2007 - History - 448 pages
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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.


  

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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

Contents

The Guinea Outfit
Bully
Trader
Brother Captain
Jailer
The Savage Spirit of the Trade
From Port to Ship
The Culture of the Common Sailor

Captain William Watkins
Captain James Fraser
Captain and Merchant Robert Norris
Merchant Humphry Morice
Merchant Henry Laurens
The Greedy Robbers
The Political Arithmetic of the Slave Trade 1745
A Slave Ship Built 1745
A Slave Ships Crew 1748
The Variety of Slaving Vessels 1787
A Slave Ship Described 1801
The Slave Trade in Africa
Senegambia
Sierra Leone and the Windward Coast
Gold Coast
Bight of Benin
Bight of Biafra
WestCentral Africa
A Social Portrait of the Captives
Louis AsaAsa
Ukawsaw Gronniosaw
The Point of No Return
Equianos Home
Kidnapped
On the Magical Ship
Middle Passage
Barbados
Long Passage
Terror in Black and White
What an English Tar Should Be
Forging the Chain
Savage Rigour
The Demon Cruelty
In Proud Benin
Middle Passage
One Dreadful Shriek
Real Enlightenment
From Rebel Sailor to Christian Captain
First Voyage 175051
Second Voyage 175253
Third Voyage 175354
Lost and Found
The Path to the Ship
Merchant Capital
Work on the Ship
Sailors Slaves and Violence
The Dead List
Mutiny and Desertion
End of the Voyage
Liverpool 1775
The Return of the Dancing Sailor
Boarding the Ship
Working
Fighting
Dying
Building Babel
Communicating Belowdecks
Singing
Refusing to Eat
Jumping Overboard
Rising Up
Going Home to Guinea
Bonding
Why the Brooks?
Plymouth
Philadelphia and New York
London
FirstRate Nautical Knowledge
The Brooks in the Debate
A New Debate
Impact
Final Port
The Most Magnificent Drama Revisited
Reconciliation from Below
Dead Reckoning
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 Captains Own Hell
The Sailors Vast Machine
From Captives to Shipmates
The Long Voyage of the Slave Ship Brooks
Endless Passage
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About the author (2007)

Marcus Rediker, associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh, is author of the award-winning Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. He lives in Pittsburgh.

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