The Slave Ship

The Slave Ship

A Human History

Book - 2007
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For more than three centuries, slave ships carried millions of people from the coasts of Africa to the New World. Here, award-winning historian Rediker creates a detailed history of these vessels and the human drama acted out on their rolling decks. Rediker restores the slave ship to its rightful place alongside the plantation as a formative institution of slavery, as a place where a profound and still haunting history of race, class, and modern capitalism was made.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Viking, c2007
Description: 434 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780670018239
Branch Call Number: 306.362 Red


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Mardian Aug 27, 2015

Fabulously detailed work, this book was a great choice for the playwright Naomi Wallace as a source for her Play, "The Liquid Plain," recently performed at Signature Theater. It was difficult to read more than a little at a time, but it was so rewarding in terms of data. Thank you for saving me from have to se AMAZING GRACE.

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