THE SLAVE SHIP: A Human History

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

"Making the slave ship real, "historian Rediker (History/Univ. of Pittsburgh) revivifies the horror of this world-changing machine.By 1807, more 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. Rediker ... Read full review

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Brilliant. This well researched book describes each actor in the slave trade from the enslaved to the merchants who orchestrated the trade. I found it moving and eye opening.

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