The Slave Trade and the Middle Passage
From slavery to freedom to the arduous battle for civil rights, the ten-volume Drama of African-American History series traces the black American experience from its roots to the present day. Five titles are available now. These take readers back to life in Africa before and during the slave trade, describe the horrors of that trade and the sea passage to America, and move along through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Five additional titles will carry the history up to the present day. Drama is perhaps an understatement when it comes to African-American history. The word is certainly appropriate to the subject matter, and each of the authors, while scrupulously accurate and even-handed, manages to bring a passion to their work worthy of their theme.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
250 captives abolish abolition abolitionist African Americans African captives African coast African slaves Alexander Falconbridge Amistad asiento Atlantic crossing Atlantic Ocean Barbados Brazil Britain British ship's surgeon British slave ship captive Africans captured cargo hold century Christian coast of Africa coast of Senegal colonial America colonists Creole crew dance died economy England enslaved Africans French Ghana Goree Island Henrietta Marie human Ignatius Sancho important indentured servants Indians Jamestown journey known legacy Margru master merchants Middle Passage million Africans millions of Africans Negroes North America number of slaves Olaudah Equiano Ottobah Cugoano plantation owners Portugal Portuguese profitable raiders sailed from Europe sailors seamen settlers Ships sailed slave mutinies slave ship slave smuggling slave-ship captain Slaveholders slavery sold Spain Spanish sugar sugarcane tives tobacco Today trade triangle transatlantic slave trade transported United Virginia voyage West Africa west coast West Indies whipped women World wrote