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    DescriptionFor more than three centuries, slave ships carried millions of people from the coasts of Africa across the Atlantic to the New World. Much is known of the slave trade and the American plantation complex, but little of the ships that made it all possible. 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. He reconstructs in chilling detail the lives, deaths, and terrors of captains, sailors, and the enslaved aboard a "floating dungeon" trailed by sharks. From the young African kidnapped from his village and sold to the slavers by a neighboring tribe, to the would-be priest who takes a job as a sailor on a slave ship only to be horrified by the evil he sees, to the captain who relishes having "a hell of my own," Rediker illuminates the lives of people who were thought to have left no trace. This is a tale of tragedy and terror, but also an epic of resilience, survival, and the creation of something entirely new, something that could only be called African American. 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.

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    The Slave Ship
    A Human History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marcus Rediker, Narrator David Drummond
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    ISBN 13: 9781400154791
    ISBN 10: 1400154790

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1H
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    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS001000
    B&T General Subject: 431
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    B&T Approval Code: A31576600
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    Ingram Subject Code: JV
    Libri: I-JV
    B&T Approval Code: A16010200, A15500300
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    DC22: 306.3/62096
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    DC22: 306.362096
    DC21: 306.362096
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    LC classification: HT1322 .R42 2007B
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 54360
    Thema V1.0: NHH, NHTS
    Edition statement
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    31 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Marcus Rediker is a professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh. David Drummond has been narrating audiobooks for a few years now and hopes one of these days to get it right. He much prefers dead authors and live audiences.
    Review quote
    "Masterly.... Rediker has made magnificent use of archival data; his probing, compassionate eye turns up numerous finds that other people who've written on this subject...have missed." ---The New York Times