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6 edition of The slave ship found in the catalog.

The slave ship

by Johnston, Mary

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Published by Little, Brown and Company in Boston .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Mary Johnston.
ContributionsLittle, Brown and Company.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ3.J646 Sl, PS2142 Sl
The Physical Object
Pagination[6], 330, [2] p. (last 2 p. blank) ;
Number of Pages330
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6671266M
LC Control Number24027995
OCLC/WorldCa653603

About The Slave Ship “Masterly.”—Adam Hochschild, The New York Times Book Review 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. Book Description Penguin Putnam Inc, United States, Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. "Masterly."--Adam Hochschild, The New York Times Book Review 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/5(K).

  Politically, the slave ship was a continual furnace of rebellion, packed with desperate people willing to fight to the death for their freedom, and who often did so: there were nearly The Slave Ship was written by Marcus Rediker. In the book, he describes how slave ship captains and members of their crew worked with African leaders to procure slaves. Based on a lot of evidence.

Accompanying text detailed conditions onboard the ship, and a cartouche showed a slave in chains with the words, "Am I Not a Man and a Brother?" In the mids, trader John Hawkins sailed from England to the west coast of Africa, where he purchased African slaves.   The book does not attempt to deal with the entire history of the slave trade, but only with its British and North American/U.S. components, and therefore extends only to the legal abolition of these national trades in In practice, the focus on the slave ship is not rigorously maintained, with one chapter devoted to “African Paths to the Author: Robin Law.


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THE HUMAN FACTOR IN AN INHUMAN TRADE The Slave Ship itself is the focus of Marcus Redikers well written and thoughtful book on the British and American slave trade of the 18th Century: the ships themselves, the people who owned them, their captains, officers and ordinary sailors aswell as the enslaved Africans/5.

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/5().

The book closes with accounts of the insurrection by sailors in Liverpool inin which a thousand sailors wearing red ribbons and armed with muskets, blunderbusses, and cannons attempted to destroy the Mercantile Exchange, and of the role of the slave ship in.

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/5(10).

In The Slave Ship, award-winning historian Marcus Rediker draws on thirty years of research in maritime archives to create an unprecedented history of these vessels and the human drama acted out on 4/5(6).

Book Summary The slave ship was a machine that manufactured modernity. As it moved across the Atlantic, the world changed. It joined Europe, Africa, and the Americas, creating enormous wealth and untold misery, and its hellish voyages continue to cast a shadow over our lives.

In The Slave Ship, award-winning historian Marcus Rediker draws on thirty years of research in maritime archives to create an unprecedented history of these vessels and the human drama acted out on their rolling decks.

But the book keeps a sharp focus on the microcosm of the 'vast machine': the slave ship itself. The epitome of British naval power and the creation of skilled craftsmanship was also a. The Slave Ship by Marcus Rediker is a scholarly story of the Middle Passage.

This book traces the tale of the Slave from capture, through a torturous journey across Africa and the final chapter, transported across the Atlantic ending in the beginning of Hell to millions of Black Africans.

Rediker approaches this book in a four prong approach. “The Slave Ship is a book, like Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, that will change the way we see history and ourselves. In this brilliant work, Marcus Rediker achieves the impossible: he enables us to imagine centuries of unimaginable cruelty.

The slave ship gives a fascinating forte in the archives of slavery and the making of modern history. It was a vehicle, transporting captives whose labor was necessary for America's economic survival; it was a factory, where African men, women, and children were transformed into "cargo"; and it was an instrument of war, complete with fearsome weapons with the capability to Cited by: 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.

“Masterly.”—Adam Hochschild, The New York Times Book ReviewIn 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 4/5(4). “Making the slave ship real, ”historian Rediker (History/Univ. of Pittsburgh) revivifies the horror of this world-changing machine.

Bymore 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. J.M.W. Turner was inspired to paint The Slave Ship in after reading The History and Abolition of the Slave Trade by Thomas Clarkson.

Inthe captain of the slave ship Zong had ordered slaves to be thrown overboard so that insurance payments could be : J. Turner. Marcus Rediker’s historical The Slave Ship: A Human History () describes what happened aboard the ships carrying slaves from Africa to the Americas across the Atlantic Ocean.

The book won numerous awards, including the George Washington Book Prize and the Merle Curti Award. A book published in Norway last year, now available in English, won't quite tell readers all they ever wanted to know about Norwegian slave traders, but it provides a fascinating first glimpse.

Zora Neale Hurston’s searing book about the final survivor of the transatlantic slave trade, Cudjo Lewis, is being published nearly a century after it was written. In The Slave Ship, award-winning historian Marcus Rediker draws on 30 years of research in maritime archives to create an unprecedented history of these vessels and the human drama acted out on their rolling decks.

He reconstructs in chilling detail the lives, deaths, and terrors of captains, sailors, and the enslaved aboard a "floating dungeon" trailed by sharks. The slave ship was the instrument of history's greatest forced migration and a key to the origins and growth of global capitalism, yet much of its history remains unknown.

Marcus Rediker uncovers the extraordinary human drama that played out on this world-changing vessel. The Slave Ship: A Human History is a book written by American author, scholar, professor and historian Marcus Rediker. It was first published in October by Penguin Books in the United States, and December by Viking books in the United Kingdoms before being re-published in in both countries, publisher still being Penguin Books in.The Slave Ship: A Human History is a historical study of the incredible human suffering and terror experienced by slaves who were transported from West Africa to the New World on British slave.A plan of the British slave ship Brookes, showing how slaves were accommodated on board.

This same ship had reportedly carried as many as people; published by the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade Part of a series on.