The Slave Ship

The Slave Ship
Author: Marcus Rediker
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2007-10-04
ISBN 10: 1440620849
ISBN 13: 9781440620843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Slave Ship Book Review:

“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. 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.

The Slave Ship Wanderer

The Slave Ship Wanderer
Author: Tom Henderson Wells
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2009-07-01
ISBN 10: 082033457X
ISBN 13: 9780820334578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Slave Ship Wanderer Book Review:

Published in 1967, The Slave Ship Wanderer details the journey of the elegant yacht that was used to secretly land a cargo of 400 enslaved Africans off the coast of Jekyll Island, Georgia, in 1859. It was the last successful large-scale importation of slaves into the United States, and it was done in defiance of a federal law. The Wanderer's crew had out-run ships of both the British and American Navies and the creators of the plot went on to evade federal marshals as they attempted to sell the slaves throughout the South. Tom Henderson Wells documents the story behind the prominent Georgian, Charles Lamar, who engineered the plot. He also explores the regional and national attention the story received and the failure to prosecute those involved. In tracing the story of the Wanderer, Wells provides insight into the heated political and social climate of the South on the verge of secession.

The Slave Ship Memory and the Origin of Modernity

The Slave Ship  Memory and the Origin of Modernity
Author: Martyn Hudson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-05-15
ISBN 10: 1317015908
ISBN 13: 9781317015901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Slave Ship Memory and the Origin of Modernity Book Review:

Traces; slave names, the islands and cities into which we are born, our musics and rhythms, our genetic compositions, our stories of our lost utopias and the atrocities inflicted upon our ancestors, by our ancestors, the social structure of our cities, the nature of our diasporas, the scars inflicted by history. These are all the remnants of the middle passage of the slave ship for those in the multiple diasporas of the globe today, whose complex histories were shaped by that journey. Whatever remnants that once existed in the subjectivities and collectivities upon which slavery was inflicted has long passed. But there are hints in material culture, genetic and cultural transmissions and objects that shape certain kinds of narratives - this is how we know ourselves and how we tell our stories. This path-breaking book uncovers the significance of the memory of the slave ship for modernity as well as its role in the cultural production of modernity. By so doing, it examines methods of ethnography for historical events and experiences and offers a sociology and a history from below of the slave experience. The arguments in this book show the way for using memory studies to undermine contemporary slavery.

The Last Slave Ships

The Last Slave Ships
Author: John Harris
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-11-24
ISBN 10: 0300247338
ISBN 13: 9780300247336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Slave Ships Book Review:

A stunning behind-the-curtain look into the last years of the illegal transatlantic slave trade in the United States "A remarkable piece of scholarship, sophisticated yet crisply written, and deserves the widest possible audience."--Eric Herschthal, New Republic "Engrossing. . . . Astonishingly well-documented. . . . A signal contribution to U.S. antebellum historiography. Highly recommended for U.S. Middle Period, African American, and Civil War historians, and for all general readers."--Library Journal, Starred Review Long after the transatlantic slave trade was officially outlawed in the early nineteenth century by every major slave trading nation, merchants based in the United States were still sending hundreds of illegal slave ships from American ports to the African coast. The key instigators were slave traders who moved to New York City after the shuttering of the massive illegal slave trade to Brazil in 1850. These traffickers were determined to make Lower Manhattan a key hub in the illegal slave trade to Cuba. In conjunction with allies in Africa and Cuba, they ensnared around two hundred thousand African men, women, and children during the 1850s and 1860s. John Harris explores how the U.S. government went from ignoring, and even abetting, this illegal trade to helping to shut it down completely in 1867.

Slave Ship

Slave Ship
Author: K. W. Jeter
Publsiher: Spectra
Total Pages: 324
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 055357888X
ISBN 13: 9780553578881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slave Ship Book Review:

The bounty hunters introduced in "Shadows of the Empire", and who returned in "The Mandalorian Armor", come to life in this compelling new novel as Boba Fett battles a conspiracy, Bossk struggles to rule the other bounty hunters, and Kuat fights the maneuverings of Prince Xizor.

The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare

The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare
Author: Sean M. Kelley
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-02-23
ISBN 10: 1469627698
ISBN 13: 9781469627694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare Book Review:

From 1754 to 1755, the slave ship Hare completed a journey from Newport, Rhode Island, to Sierra Leone and back to the United States—a journey that transformed more than seventy Africans into commodities, condemning some to death and the rest to a life of bondage in North America. In this engaging narrative, Sean Kelley painstakingly reconstructs this tumultuous voyage, detailing everything from the identities of the captain and crew to their wild encounters with inclement weather, slave traders, and near-mutiny. But most importantly, Kelley tracks the cohort of slaves aboard the Hare from their purchase in Africa to their sale in South Carolina. In tracing their complete journey, Kelley provides rare insight into the communal lives of slaves and sheds new light on the African diaspora and its influence on the formation of African American culture. In this immersive exploration, Kelley connects the story of enslaved people in the United States to their origins in Africa as never before. Told uniquely from the perspective of one particular voyage, this book brings a slave ship's journey to life, giving us one of the clearest views of the eighteenth-century slave trade.

Dreams of Africa in Alabama

Dreams of Africa in Alabama
Author: Sylviane A. Diouf
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-02-18
ISBN 10: 0199723982
ISBN 13: 9780199723980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dreams of Africa in Alabama Book Review:

In the summer of 1860, more than fifty years after the United States legally abolished the international slave trade, 110 men, women, and children from Benin and Nigeria were brought ashore in Alabama under cover of night. They were the last recorded group of Africans deported to the United States as slaves. Timothy Meaher, an established Mobile businessman, sent the slave ship, the Clotilda , to Africa, on a bet that he could "bring a shipful of niggers right into Mobile Bay under the officers' noses." He won the bet. This book reconstructs the lives of the people in West Africa, recounts their capture and passage in the slave pen in Ouidah, and describes their experience of slavery alongside American-born enslaved men and women. After emancipation, the group reunited from various plantations, bought land, and founded their own settlement, known as African Town. They ruled it according to customary African laws, spoke their own regional language and, when giving interviews, insisted that writers use their African names so that their families would know that they were still alive. The last survivor of the Clotilda died in 1935, but African Town is still home to a community of Clotilda descendants. The publication of Dreams of Africa in Alabama marks the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. Winner of the Wesley-Logan Prize of the American Historical Association (2007)

Committed to Memory

Committed to Memory
Author: Cheryl Finley
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-07-03
ISBN 10: 069113684X
ISBN 13: 9780691136844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Committed to Memory Book Review:

How an eighteenth-century engraving of the slave ship became a cultural icon of black resistance, identity, and remembrance One of the most iconic images of slavery is a schematic wood engraving depicting the human cargo hold of a slave ship. First published by British abolitionists in 1788, it exposed this widespread commercial practice for what it really was--shocking, immoral, barbaric, unimaginable. Printed as handbills and broadsides, the image Cheryl Finley has termed the "slave ship icon" was easily reproduced, and by the end of the eighteenth century it was circulating by the tens of thousands around the Atlantic rim. Committed to Memory provides the first in-depth look at how this artifact of the fight against slavery became an enduring symbol of black resistance, identity, and remembrance. Finley traces how the slave ship icon became a powerful tool in the hands of British and American abolitionists, and how its radical potential was rediscovered in the twentieth century by black artists, activists, writers, filmmakers, and curators. Finley offers provocative new insights into the works of Amiri Baraka, Romare Bearden, Betye Saar, and many others. She demonstrates how the icon was transformed into poetry, literature, visual art, sculpture, performance, and film--and became a medium through which diasporic Africans have reasserted their common identity and memorialized their ancestors. Beautifully illustrated, Committed to Memory features works from around the world, taking readers from the United States and England to West Africa and the Caribbean. It shows how contemporary black artists and their allies have used this iconic eighteenth-century engraving to reflect on the trauma of slavery and come to terms with its legacy.

The Slave Ship Fredensborg

The Slave Ship Fredensborg
Author: Leif Svalesen,Karin Barber
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780253337771
ISBN 13: 0253337771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Slave Ship Fredensborg Book Review:

Provides details of life aboard the Danish slave ship Fredensborg, which sank off the coast of Norway in 1768.


Author: Zora Neale Hurston
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN 10: 006274822X
ISBN 13: 9780062748225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barracoon Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller • TIME Magazine’s Best Nonfiction Book of 2018 • New York Public Library’s Best Book of 2018 • NPR’s Book Concierge Best Book of 2018 • Economist Book of the Year •’s Best Books of 2018 • Audible’s Best of the Year • BookRiot’s Best Audio Books of 2018 • The Atlantic’s Books Briefing: History, Reconsidered • Atlanta Journal Constitution, Best Southern Books 2018 • The Christian Science Monitor’s Best Books 2018 • “A profound impact on Hurston’s literary legacy.”—New York Times “One of the greatest writers of our time.”—Toni Morrison “Zora Neale Hurston’s genius has once again produced a Maestrapiece.”—Alice Walker A major literary event: a newly published work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God, with a foreword from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker, brilliantly illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of one of the last-known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade—abducted from Africa on the last "Black Cargo" ship to arrive in the United States. In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile, to interview eighty-six-year-old Cudjo Lewis. Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation’s history. Hurston was there to record Cudjo’s firsthand account of the raid that led to his capture and bondage fifty years after the Atlantic slave trade was outlawed in the United States. In 1931, Hurston returned to Plateau, the African-centric community three miles from Mobile founded by Cudjo and other former slaves from his ship. Spending more than three months there, she talked in depth with Cudjo about the details of his life. During those weeks, the young writer and the elderly formerly enslaved man ate peaches and watermelon that grew in the backyard and talked about Cudjo’s past—memories from his childhood in Africa, the horrors of being captured and held in a barracoon for selection by American slavers, the harrowing experience of the Middle Passage packed with more than 100 other souls aboard the Clotilda, and the years he spent in slavery until the end of the Civil War. Based on those interviews, featuring Cudjo’s unique vernacular, and written from Hurston’s perspective with the compassion and singular style that have made her one of the preeminent American authors of the twentieth-century, Barracoon masterfully illustrates the tragedy of slavery and of one life forever defined by it. Offering insight into the pernicious legacy that continues to haunt us all, black and white, this poignant and powerful work is an invaluable contribution to our shared history and culture.

Voyage of The Slave Ship

Voyage of The Slave Ship
Author: Stephen J. May
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2014-05-19
ISBN 10: 1476615500
ISBN 13: 9781476615509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voyage of The Slave Ship Book Review:

Set against the backdrop of the Atlantic slave trade, this book traces the development, exhibition and final disposition of one of J.M.W. Turner’s greatest and most memorable paintings. Queen Victoria’s reign (1837–1901) in Great Britain produced unprecedented wealth and luxury. For artists and writers this period was particularly noteworthy in that it gave them the opportunity to both praise their country and criticize its overreaching ambition. At the forefront of these artists and writers were men like J.M.W. Turner, Dickens, Thackeray, Tennyson, and John Ruskin, who created some of the most enduring works of art while exposing many of the social evils of their native land. The book also analyzes the man behind the painting. Aloof, gruff and mysterious, Turner resisted success. He worked as a solitary artist, traveling to Europe, sketching towns along the way, studying nature, and transferring his experiences to finished paintings upon his return to London. The son of a barber, he grew up in London and experienced many of the social issues of the age: slavery and freedom, poverty in the slums, monarchy and democracy, stability and anarchy. He was a poet of nature and its innumerable mysteries.

Slave Ship Sailors and Their Captive Cargoes 1730 1807

Slave Ship Sailors and Their Captive Cargoes  1730 1807
Author: Emma Christopher
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2006-04-03
ISBN 10: 0521861624
ISBN 13: 9780521861625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slave Ship Sailors and Their Captive Cargoes 1730 1807 Book Review:

An examination of the lives of those laboring aboard British and North American slave ships.

The Transatlantic Slave Trade

The Transatlantic Slave Trade
Author: Charles River Editors
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2017-02-23
ISBN 10: 9781543295030
ISBN 13: 1543295037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Transatlantic Slave Trade Book Review:

*Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the slave trade written by British sailors and former slaves *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents "The deck, that is the floor of their rooms, was so covered with the blood and mucus which had proceeded from them in consequence of the flux, that it resembled a slaughter-house. It is not in the power of the human imagination to picture a situation more dreadful or disgusting. Numbers of the slaves having fainted, they were carried upon deck where several of them died and the rest with great difficulty were restored. It had nearly proved fatal to me also." - Dr. Alexander Falconbridge, an 18th century British surgeon It has often been said that the greatest invention of all time was the sail, which facilitated the internationalization of the globe and thus ushered in the modern era. Columbus' contact with the New World, alongside European maritime contact with the Far East, transformed human history, and in particular the history of Africa. It was the sail that linked the continents of Africa and America, and thus it was also the sail that facilitated the greatest involuntary human migration of all time. The African slave trade is a complex and deeply divisive subject that has had a tendency to evolve according the political requirements of any given age, and is often touchable only with the correct distribution of culpability. It has for many years, therefore, been deemed singularly unpalatable to implicate Africans themselves in the perpetration of the institution, and only in recent years has the large-scale African involvement in both the Atlantic and Indian Ocean Slave Trades come to be an accepted fact. There can, however, be no doubt that even though large numbers of indigenous Africans were liable, it was European ingenuity and greed that fundamentally drove the industrialization of the Transatlantic slave trade in response to massive new market demands created by their equally ruthless exploitation of the Americas. In time, the Atlantic slave trade provided for the labor requirements of the emerging plantation economies of the New World. It was a specific, dedicated and industrial enterprise wherein huge profits were at stake, and a vast and highly organized network of procurement, processing, transport and sale existed to expedite what was in effect a modern commodity market. It existed without sentimentality, without history, and without tradition, and it was only outlawed once the advances of the industrial revolution had created alternative sources of energy for agricultural production. The Transatlantic Slave Trade: The History and Legacy of the System that Brought Slaves to the New World looks at the notorious trade network. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Transatlantic slave trade like never before, in no time at all.

The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Making of AfricaTown USA

The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Making of AfricaTown  USA
Author: Natalie S. Robertson
Publsiher: Praeger Pub Text
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015077605510
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Making of AfricaTown USA Book Review:

Shows how African captives endured capture, imprisonment, the middle passage, and slavery in America only to persevere and found a free and still-vibrant community in America.

From Slave Ship to Harvard

From Slave Ship to Harvard
Author: James H. Johnston
Publsiher: Fordham Univ Press
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2012-05-14
ISBN 10: 0823239527
ISBN 13: 9780823239528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Slave Ship to Harvard Book Review:

“Part historical narrative, part genealogical detective work,” this is the true story of an African American family in Maryland over six generations (Library Journal). Using diaries, court records, legal documents, books, paintings, photographs, and oral histories, From Slave Ship to Harvard traces a family—from the colonial period and the American Revolution through the Civil War to Harvard and finally today—forming a unique narrative of black struggle and achievement. Yarrow Mamout was an educated Muslim from Guinea, brought to Maryland on the slave ship Elijah. When he gained his freedom forty-four years later, he’d become so well known in the Georgetown section of Washington, DC, that he attracted the attention of the eminent portrait painter Charles Willson Peale, who captured Yarrow’s visage in the painting on the cover of this book. Yarrow’s immediate relatives—his sister, niece, wife, and son—were notable in their own right. His son married into the neighboring Turner family, and the farm community in western Maryland called Yarrowsburg was named for Yarrow Mamout’s daughter-in-law, Mary “Polly” Turner Yarrow. The Turner line ultimately produced Robert Turner Ford, who graduated from Harvard University in 1927. Just as Peale painted the portrait of Yarrow, James H. Johnston’s new book puts a face on slavery and paints the history of race in Maryland, where relationships between blacks and whites were far more complex than many realize. As this one family’s experience shows, individuals of both races repeatedly stepped forward to lessen divisions, and to move America toward the diverse society of today.

Recaptured Africans

Recaptured Africans
Author: Sharla M. Fett
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2016-11-23
ISBN 10: 1469630036
ISBN 13: 9781469630038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recaptured Africans Book Review:

In the years just before the Civil War, during the most intensive phase of American slave-trade suppression, the U.S. Navy seized roughly 2,000 enslaved Africans from illegal slave ships and brought them into temporary camps at Key West and Charleston. In this study, Sharla Fett reconstructs the social world of these "recaptives" and recounts the relationships they built to survive the holds of slave ships, American detention camps, and, ultimately, a second transatlantic voyage to Liberia. Fett also demonstrates how the presence of slave-trade refugees in southern ports accelerated heated arguments between divergent antebellum political movements--from abolitionist human rights campaigns to slave-trade revivalism--that used recaptives to support their claims about slavery, slave trading, and race. By focusing on shipmate relations rather than naval exploits or legal trials, and by analyzing the experiences of both children and adults of varying African origins, Fett provides the first history of U.S. slave-trade suppression centered on recaptive Africans themselves. In so doing, she examines the state of "recaptivity" as a distinctive variant of slave-trade captivity and situates the recaptives' story within the broader diaspora of "Liberated Africans" throughout the Atlantic world.

The Slave Ship

The Slave Ship
Author: Mary Johnston
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 330
Release: 1924
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015063920303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Shackles From the Deep

Shackles From the Deep
Author: Michael Cottman
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-01-03
ISBN 10: 142632667X
ISBN 13: 9781426326677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shackles From the Deep Book Review:

A pile of lime-encrusted shackles discovered on the seafloor in the remains of a ship called the Henrietta Marie, lands Michael Cottman, a Washington, D.C.-based journalist and avid scuba diver, in the middle of an amazing journey that stretches across three continents, from foundries and tombs in England, to slave ports on the shores of West Africa, to present-day Caribbean plantations. This is more than just the story of one ship – it's the untold story of millions of people taken as captives to the New World. Told from the author's perspective, this book introduces young readers to the wonders of diving, detective work, and discovery, while shedding light on the history of slavery.

United States V Amistad

United States V  Amistad
Author: Susan Dudley Gold
Publsiher: Marshall Cavendish
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780761421436
ISBN 13: 0761421432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

United States V Amistad Book Review:

Describes the historical context of the 1841 U.S. Supreme Court case United States v. Amistad that ruled that illegally enslaved blacks had the right to be free.

Modern Painters

Modern Painters
Author: John Ruskin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1882
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112056580696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Painters Book Review: