The Slave Ship: A Human History by Marcus Rediker.
Marcus Rediker paints an unforgettable portrait of the human drama of the slave trade from a new perspective: from the decks of the slave ship. He focuses on the so-called 'golden age' of the slave trade, the period 1700-1808, when more than six million people were transported out of Africa, across the Atlantic, to work on New World plantations. Through poignant tales of life, death and terror, The Slave Ship captures the shipboard drama of brutal discipline and fierce resistance. Mindful of the haunting legacies of race, class and slavery, Rediker reconstructs the experiences of captains, sailors and slaves to uncover the truth behind history's greatest forced migration.
Format: Paperback, 434 pages
Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.7 x 2.7cm
Publisher: John Murray
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